Sangamon County is closer to having a pathologist for the first time in over 2 years, and this time it’s going to be a forensic pathologist.
Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says her office expects the state to issue a license number for Dr. Nate Paterson in the next few business days.
After that, Paterson will need to secure the necessary malpractice insurance.
Edwards say Paterson will have skills in knowledge in several fields of pathology, including pediatric pathology.
Sangamon County has been sending bodies to Bloomington for autopsies since November of 2011.