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Medical Examiner's Department

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Services and Functions:

Available to public are monthly and yearly activity reports. Death Certificates must be obtained through the Register of Deeds Office.

The staff of the Portage County Medical Examiner's Department is involved in a wide variety of activities commensurate with the mission of this office, including responding to and investigating the scene of death, ordering postmortem examinations, certifying the cause and manner of death and providing information and assistance to families. Members of the Medical Examiner's Department who are familiar with emotional trauma of an unexpected death communicate directly with the family. As the death investigation continues, we review the findings with the families in order to clarify the many questions that accompany a sudden loss of life. This process may continue over weeks, months and in some cases even years.



Chief Medical Examiner Scott Rifleman, EMT-P                                                          Diplomat - American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators






Chief Deputy Medical Examiner Heather Schultz, RN                                                                        Diplomat - American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators         





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 Daniels, Jon 001Deputy Medical Examiner Jon Daniels, EMT





 DHansen_ Lisaeputy Medical Examiner Lisa Hansen, EMT-P





 Deputy Medical Examiner Megan Rennie, RN





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 Deputy Medical Examiner Gail Viergutz, RN, APNP-C




Portage County Medical Examiner's Department
1500 Strongs Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Tel. 715-346–1449
Fax. 715-346-1666