Membership Criteria

The Florida Association of Medical Examiners (FAME) has three categories of members: active, affiliate, and emeritus:
  • Active members are any Florida district or associate medical examiners as defined in Florida Statute 406.06.
  • Affiliate members are any other professional employees (excluding medical examiners) of a Florida medical examiner office. These professional employees include, but are not limited to, death investigators, autopsy assistants, medical examiner administrators, odontologists, toxicologists, anthropologists, and others.
  • Emeritus members have retired from service as medical examiner at a Florida medical examiner office.

You are eligible for FAME membership if you are a Florida medical examiner or work in a professional capacity at a medical examiner now or have retired from such service.  Please fill out an FAME application (PDF, 33K) and send with a check for $25 (active member) or $10 (affiliate member) made out to the "Florida Association of Medical Examiners" to:

Florida Association of Medical Examiners
c/o Dr. Michael Bell
3126 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
 
An interest in forensic science or medical examiners does NOT make one eligible for FAME membership. You must be a medical examiner or professional working for a medical examiner in Florida. Out-of-state medical examiners and professionals are also NOT eligible for FAME membership.