2020 Georgia Code
Title 45 - Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 16 - Coroners
Article 3 - Georgia Coroner's Training Council
§ 45-16-66. Annual Training Requirement for Certified Coroners; Fees

Universal Citation: GA Code § 45-16-66 (2020)
  1. In order to maintain the status of a certified coroner, each person certified as such shall complete such additional training per annum during each year in which he or she serves as coroner as provided by the Georgia Coroner's Training Council in its rules and regulations, but such training course shall not be less than 16 hours per year.Each coroner and deputy coroner shall file a certificate of additional training with such council.
  2. No person serving as a coroner shall charge or collect any fee, charge, or cost of any kind for his services, including those fees specified in this article, unless such person is a certified coroner.

(Code 1981, §45-16-66, enacted by Ga. L. 1985, p. 797, § 1; Ga. L. 1989, p. 14, § 45; Ga. L. 1990, p. 333, § 4; Ga. L. 1990, p. 1735, § 5; Ga. L. 1994, p. 356, § 2.)

Cross references.

- Participation in training courses, § 45-16-6.

OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Number of training hours required.

- O.C.G.A. §§ 45-16-6 and45-16-66(a) should be construed as requiring coroners in Georgia to take 32 hours of training per year, beginning on July 1, 1990; legislation which purported to require 24 hours of training, effective January 1, 1991, was repealed by a subsequent enactment of the General Assembly during the same session. 1990 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 90-41.

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