Section 1. Purpose.
The purpose of the Board of Coroner Standards is to
raise and maintain the level of competence within the
coroner's office by:
(a) Establishing minimum standards for
the training and education of coroners and deputy
(b) Planning and promoting the
development and improvement of a comprehensive program
of education and training in the administration of
medical legal death investigation;
(c) Maintaining liaison among local,
state and federal agencies with respect to coroner's
education and training.
Section 2. Statutory
Authority. These ru1es are promulgated pursuant to
(a) "Board" means the Board of Coroner
Standards, created by W.S. 7‑4‑211(a).
(b) "Coroner" means the elected or
appointed officer of the county whose task is to
investigate the cause of death in a coroner's case.
(c) "Coroner's Office" means all
personnel appointed and elected to the office of
coroner, including the county coroner, deputies and
(d) "Deputy Coroner" means any individual
assigned by a coroner to investigate deaths as set forth
in W.S. 7-4‑104, and shall include assistant coroners
and any other investigator.
(e) "Director" means the executive
director of the Peace Officers Standards and Training
(f) "School" shall mean any school,
college, university, academy or local training program
which offers coroner's training. This term includes
within its meaning a combination of courses, curriculum,
instructors and facilities as approved by the Peace
Officers Standards and Training Commission in
conjunction with the Board.
(g) "The Act" means W.S. 7‑4‑103,
7‑4‑104, 7‑4‑211, 9‑1‑634 and 9‑1‑702(g).
Time Computation. In computing any period of time
prescribed or allowed by these rules, the day of the
act, event, or default from which the designated period
of time begins to run shall not be included. The last
day of the period so computed shall be included, unless
it is a Saturday, a Sunday, or a legal holiday, in which
event the period runs until the end of the next day
which is not a Saturday, a Sunday, or a legal holiday.
As used in this rule, "legal holiday" includes New
Year's Day, Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day,
independence Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Wyoming Equality Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Day, and any other day appointed as a holiday
by the President or the Congress of the United States,
or by the governor or the legislature of the State of
Section 5. Board
Meetings. The Board shall meet upon call of the chairman
as often as necessary to carry out its responsibility.
Meetings are open to the public. A majority of the
members of the Board constitutes a quorum for the
transaction of official business. Minutes shall be kept
of all meetings, and a draft submitted to the Director.
Upon approval by the Board the minutes shall be
maintained by the Director.
(a) Meetings and hearings shall be
At least two meetings shall be held each year.