Could the state's coroners not be right for the job? Some experts say "yes".
They say many of the state's coroners lack medical experience which can create a potential for error.
Only 13 of the 63 coroners are physicians.
Colorado rules state each county elects a coroner to investigate and determine the cause of death.
The only requirements for the candidates? They must be at least 18 years-old, a registered voter, and not have a felony record.
Critics say the state should appoint a regional medical examiner who graduates from med school and undergoes an 4 extra years of specialized training to review deaths.
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