2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Item 291 #1h

Item 291 #1h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2009 $707,158 FY2010 $707,158 GF
FY2009 10.00 FY2010 10.00 FTE

Page 261, line 27, strike "$8,461,404" and insert "$9,168,562".
Page 261, line 27, strike "$8,461,404" and insert "$9,168,562".

(This amendment adds $707,158 each year from the general fund and 10 full-time equivalent positions to provide 24-hour coverage, seven days a week, in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Several district offices will fail to pass national accreditation without these additional staff. The additional positions will ensure full accreditation to the Office by the National Association of Medical Examiners. Failure to be accredited results in delays in investigating deaths, providing instruction on case and death scene management to law enforcement personnel, and resolving cases. In addition, lack of sufficient staff makes it difficult to recruit and retain forensic pathologists; work in an accredited office is necessary to maintain their Forensic Pathology Board certification.)