Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Cancels Medical Examiner Contract

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A change in direction at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center means some 80 Texas Counties are going to have to find a new medical examiner by next year, including some counties right here in the Basin.

The school has decided autopsies and forensic don't mesh with the school's mission and was ending their contract to run the Lubbock County Medical Examiner's Office.

In addition to affecting Lubbock and Amarillo's surrounding Counties it means Howard, Martin, Crane, Glasscock, Ward, Reeves, Upton, and Pecos Counties all have to find a new place to get their autopsies done by 2009.