2018 Indiana Code
TITLE 16. Health
ARTICLE 37. VITAL STATISTICS
CHAPTER 3. Certificates of Death and Stillbirth; Burial Permits
16-37-3-8. Autopsies; payment

Universal Citation: IN Code § 16-37-3-8 (2018)
IC 16-37-3-8 Autopsies; payment

     Sec. 8. (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), payment for the cost of an autopsy requested by a party other than the local health official of the county in which the individual died must be made by the party requesting the autopsy.

     (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), payment for the cost of an autopsy required by the local health officer shall be made from funds appropriated to the local health department.

     (c) Except as provided in IC 4-24-4-1, if:

(1) an individual who is a resident of Indiana dies in an Indiana county:

(A) in which at least one (1) air ambulance provider is located; and

(B) of which the individual is not a resident; and

(2) an autopsy is performed on the individual:

(A) in the county in which the individual died; and

(B) under the authority of the county coroner in the discharge of the coroner's duties;

the county coroner shall bill the county in which the incident occurred that caused the death of the individual on whom the autopsy was performed for the cost of the autopsy.

[Pre-1993 Recodification Citation: 16-1-17-4.7.]

As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.20. Amended by P.L.271-2001, SEC.2.

 

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