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Chapter 112-1 RULES OF GENERAL APPLICABILITY

Rule 112-1-.01 Organization

(1) Membership Terms. The Georgia Coroner's Training Council is composed of five (5) coroners, a licensed physician, and the superintendent of the Georgia Police Academy or his designee. The five (5) coroners shall be appointed by the Board of Public Safety with three (3) of such coroners selected from a list of five (5) persons recommended by the Georgia Coroner's Association. The licensed physician shall be appointed by the Board of Public Safety and shall be trained in forensic pathology. Such physician member shall be a non-voting member of the Council. The superintendent of the Georgia Police Academy or his designee shall be a non-voting member of the Council. Except for the superintendent of the Georgia Police Academy or his designee, the term of office for members of the Council shall be four years.
(2) Public Office. Membership on the Council does not constitute public office, and no member shall be disqualified from holding office by reason of his membership.
(3) Vacancies. When a member's term expires, such member of the Council shall serve until his successor is appointed and qualified. Any coroner member who ceases to be coroner shall be ineligible to continue service on the Council. Vacancies on the council shall be filled by appointment of the Board of Public Safety in the same manner as the original appointment for the unexpired term.
(4) Officers. At the first meeting of the Council of each calendar year, the council shall elect from among its members a chairman and vice-chairman. Officer so selected shall serve a term of one year. The superintendent of the Georgia Police Academy or his designee shall serve as secretary to the council.
(5) Quorum. Minutes. Annual Report. A simple majority of the Council members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business The Council shall maintain minutes of its meetings and such other records as it deems necessary. The Council shall report annually to the Board of Public Safety and to the Georgia Assembly as to its activities.
(6) Correspondence. All correspondence directed to the Council shall be sent to the Council Secretary who is the superintendent of the Georgia Police Academy or his designee.
(7) Administrative Assignment.
(a) The Council is assigned to the Georgia Police Academy for administrative purposes only. The Council shall retain its separate identity as an instrumentality of the State and a public corporation. The Georgia Police Academy shall perform only such functions as the Council may approve.
(b) The Council shall exercise its rule-making and policy-making functions, and shall prepare its budget and submit its budgetary requests through the Georgia Police Academy.
(c) The Georgia Police Academy shall provide recordkeeping, reporting, and related administrative, clerical duties and functions for the Council, shall disseminate for the Council the required notices, rules or orders adopted, amended, or repealed by the Council, and shall include in the Academy's budget the Council's budgetary requests as a separate part of said budget. Records of the Georgia Coroner's Training Council will be maintained by the Council Executive Secretary or his/her designee. These records consist of all records, minutes, letters of certification and de-certification and other official correspondence.
(8) Funds. Property. The funds necessary to carry out the provisions of the Act shall come from the funds appropriated to and available to the Georgia Police Academy, and from any other available funds. The Council is authorized to accept and use gift, grants, and donations for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the Act. The Council is also authorized to accept and use property, both real and personal, and services for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the Act.
(9) Compensation. The members of the Council shall receive no salary but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred in the performance of their functions.
(10) Training Expenses. Members of the Georgia Coroner's Training Council may attend training programs, meetings and conferences for the purpose of obtaining information that would benefit the coroners and deputy coroners in the state of Georgia upon approval of the majority of the council. Expenses shall be paid from the operating funds allotted for the council.

Rule 112-1-.02 Definitions

(1) The following words and terms shall have the following meaning:
(a) "Act" means the Georgia Coroner's Training Council Act.
(b) "Annual Training" means an approved training program of an ongoing nature generally offered for the purpose of updating or refreshing a coroner's knowledge and skill level.
(c) "Basic Course" means a curriculum consisting of the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes based on the tasks required to complete an inquiry as to the cause and circumstances of a death caused by foul play, accident, unexplained, or suspicious acts.
(d) "Certified Coroner" means a coroner who has the appropriate required certificate of training issued by the Council and on file with such Council.
(e) "Certified Course" means a coroner's training course certified in accordance with these rules.
(f) "Certified Deputy Coroner" means a deputy coroner who has the appropriate required certificate of training issued by the Council and on file with such Council.
(g) "Coroner" means any person appointed or elected in a county to serve as coroner.
(h) "Deputy Coroner" means a person appointed by the coroner to serve as deputy coroner.
(i) "School" means any school, college, university, academy or training program approved by the Council which offers basic, in-service, advanced, specialized, or continuing training, or a combination thereof, and includes within its meaning a combination of course curriculum, instructors, and facilities which meet the standards required by the Council.

Rule 112-1-.03 Functions and Powers

(1) The Council is vested with the following functions and authority:
(a) To meet at such times and places as is necessary.
(b) To cooperate with and secure the cooperation of every department, agency, or instrumentality of the state government or its political subdivisions in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.
(c) To contract with other agencies, public or private, or persons as it deems necessary for the rendering and affording of such services, facilities, studies, and reports to the Council as will best assist it to carry out its duties and responsibilities.
(d) To establish criteria to be used in certifying courses and schools authorized to conduct training required by the Act.
(e) To establish minimum qualifications for instructors.
(f) To plan and establish policy relative to coroners training.
(g) To establish and modify the curriculum including the methods of instruction and number of hours therefore.
(h) To establish and recommend curricula for specialized training courses as the Council shall deem advisable and to recognize the completion of such courses by the issuance of certificates.
(i) To determine whether an elected or appointed coroner or deputy coroner has met the requirements of the Act and is qualified to be employed as a coroner or deputy coroner and to issue a certificate to those qualified.
(j) To withdraw or suspend certification of any certified coroner or deputy coroner who has performed or is performing the duties of a coroner in violation of Chapter 16 of Title 45 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.
(k) To develop, adopt, and issue to coroners and deputy coroners certificates based upon the attainment of specified education, training and experience.
(l) To file an action seeking equitable relief in its own name in the superior court of any county in this state having jurisdiction against a person who has performed or is performing the duties of a coroner in violation of Article III, Chapter 16, Title 45 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.
(m) To adopt in accordance with the Georgia Administrative Procedures Act such rules and regulations as necessary to carry out the purposes of the Act.
(n) To do any and all things necessary or convenient to enable the Council to wholly and adequately perform its duties and to exercise the power granted to it.