August 3, 2023

Coroner gets toxicology tools

Mason County commissioners approved the purchase of rapid toxicology screening tools for the Mason County coroner.

According to the information packet, it can take 10 weeks to receive a toxicology report from the state lab, which can interfere with death certificates, analysis of drug use in the community, assessment, surveillance and delays law enforcement. Public health departments in the state are looking to shorten the delay. Mason County Public Health recommended the purchase of toxicology screening tools. The recommended devic...

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