- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office will move into a new building in northeast Oklahoma City.

The board of directors for the chief medical examiner’s office has approved a sublease to move into the building that formerly housed the Oklahoma City-County Health Department.

The move is to take place next year and Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday the move will help regain accreditation the office lost in 2009, in part because of poor facilities.

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Eric Pfeifer said the current building is derelict and unsafe. The space the medical examiner’s office will occupy will include state-of-the-art equipment, and new lab spaces, plumbing, electrical wiring, walls and ceilings.

The building is owned by the Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office and leased to a company created by a real estate developer.

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