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ABOUT US

OCME’s Beginnings

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME)

The office was formed back in 1971 under the guidance of the 11th Guam Legislature and approved by the people of Guam and then Governor Carlos G. Camacho. It was established to provide a scientific investigative system for the island of Guam on deaths which occurred suddenly without cause or from unnatural circumstances.The office is controlled by the Commission on Postmortem Examinations which is made up of the Attorney General of Guam, the Guam Police Department Chief, Public Health & Social services Director, Guam Memorial Hospital Authority Administrator, the Guam Medial Society President, and the current Chief Medical Examiner. (Guam Code Annotated Title 10 Part 2 Division 4 Chapter 81)

Mission


“Supporting Guam’s Public Health & Safety”

Our purpose is to determine a true cause and manner of death by conducting medico-legal* death investigations, autopsies, toxicology & specimen analysis on all unnatural & unusual deaths, such as but not limited to homicides, suicides, accidents, sudden unexpected deaths that occurred in a suspicious manner or caused by an unrecognizable disease. In addition, postmortem examines must also be done on an individual who had died outside of a hospital facility or less than 24 hours after admission to a hospital facility and whose body is to be shipped off island, cremated, or buried at sea.

Initiatives & Community Benefits

Proficiently perform Medico-Legal Death Investigations.

Accurately establish a reasonable explanation of the evidence obtained for every death investigation.

Maintain a Neutral and Non-biased interpretation of the evidence found during a medico-legal death investigation.

Increase public awareness of the importance of a medico-legal death investigation.

Output statistical reports and medico-legal investigation results to the public through local Medias.
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Staffing

Fund Source Position Number Position Title Name Grade-Step Salary Inc Date Inc Amount Subtotal Retirement Amt Retire(DDI) Social Security Medicare Life Medical Dental Total Benefit Total
GENERAL FUND 1.135 BAMBA, JOHANNA RM J - 06 37,426.87 0000-00-00 0.00 37,426.87 8,477.19 494.26 0.00 542.69 177.58 2,582.32 223.08 12,497.12 49,923.99
GENERAL FUND 300109 ESPINOLA, M.D., AURELIO A - 00 198,000.00 0000-00-00 0.00 198,000.00 44,847.00 0.00 0.00 2,871.00 177.58 2,582.32 223.08 50,700.98 248,700.98
GENERAL FUND 7.305 AQUINO, JOSEPH B G - 08 31,891.76 0000-00-00 0.00 31,891.76 7,223.48 494.26 0.00 462.43 177.58 6,510.14 403.26 15,271.15 47,162.91
Total 267,318.63 0.00 267,318.63 60,547.67 988.52 0.00 3,876.12 532.74 11,674.78 849.42 78,469.25 345,787.88

Chief Medical Examiner Total

Salary:267,318.63
Inc Amount:0.00
Subtotal:267,319
Retirement:60,547.67
Retire_ddi:988.52
Social Security:0.00
Medicare:3,876.12
Life:532.74
Medical:11,674.78
Dental:849.42
Total Benefit:78,469.25
Total:345,787.88

Grand Total

Salary:267,318.63
Inc Amount:0.00
Subtotal:267,318.63
Retirement:60,547.67
Retire_ddi:988.52
Social Security:0.00
Medicare:3,876.12
Life:532.74
Medical:11,674.78
Dental:849.42
Total Benefit:78,469.25
Total:345,787.88