2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: O'Bannon
Increase Local Medical Examiner Case Fee

Item 308 #2h

Item 308 #2h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $615,520 GF

Page 286, line 5, strike "$5,727,691" and insert "$6,343,211".

(This amendment increases funding for the base case fee for local Medical Examiners from $50 to $150 as recommended by the Board of Health. The case rate fee has not been increased since 1982. Local Medical Examiners are on call 24 hours per day and seven days per week to conduct local death investigations. The number of local Medical Examiners has decreased from 430 in 1994 to 283 in 2004, due to the increased workload and low reimbursement fee.)