Section 1017-a of Article 9 of the Optional County Government Law is
hereby amended by inserting therein a new subdivision, to be Subdivision 16
which shall read as follows:
"16. Medical Examiner; powers and duties; abolishing the Offices of
Coroner. The Office of Medical Examiner in and for the County of Monroe is
hereby created. The County Executive may appoint the County Health Director
as the County Medical Examiner and shall appoint such deputies and other assistants
as may be authorized by the County Legislature. The Medical Examiner shall
have and exercise within the County of Monroe all the powers and shall perform
all the functions and duties prescribed by law for the Office of Coroner.
The Offices of Coroner in the County of Monroe is hereby abolished. The terms
of office of all Coroners elected and holding office in the County of Monroe
at the time this local law becomes effective shall expire upon the appointment
and qualification of the Medical Examiner."