The Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office (PCMEO) underwent an independent inspection of its system for medicolegal death investigation in October of 2016 by the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME). The inspection was conducted by Dr. Owen Middleton from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The NAME Inspection and Accreditation Committee congratulated the PCMEO on successfully attaining full accreditation. Dr. Barbara Wolf, Chairman of the Committee stated "NAME accredited offices represent the highest quality of death investigation system. The citizens can be proud of the hard work, dedication, and leadership made by the staff in attaining this accreditation."
The accreditation is effective October 4, 2016 through October 4, 2021.