- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma officials say an agreement has been reached to move the state Medical Examiner’s Office to the Oklahoma County Health Department building.

Republican Sen. Clark Jolley of Edmond says the agreement will save millions of dollars and help the agency regain accreditation.

Under current law, the Medical Examiner’s Office is required to relocate to the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Jolley has introduced legislation to eliminate that requirement.

The Commissioners of the Land Office on Thursday authorized purchase of the county health department building for use as the office’s new headquarters. Gov. Mary Fallin, chair of the agency, says the move will allow the Medical Examiner’s Office to move into a new facility and out of its old, cramped and dilapidated building.

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