2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:9-49.1 - Burial expenses of indigents
40A:9-49.1. Burial expenses of indigents
1. Notwithstanding any provision of law, rule or regulation to the contrary, when an indigent person dies in his resident county without a surviving spouse, parent or emancipated child or in a county other than his resident county, the resident county of the indigent decedent is responsible for the necessary and reasonable expenses for the burial. For the purposes of this act, "indigent decedent" means a person who dies without leaving an ascertainable estate sufficient to pay part or all of the person's burial expenses and whose burial expenses are not payable by the State pursuant to P.L.1959, c.86 (C.44:10-1 et seq.), P.L.1947, c.156 (C.44:8-107 et seq.) or P.L.1973, c.256 (C.44:7-85 et seq.), or by the county pursuant to N.J.S.40A:9-49.
L.1987,c.67,s.1; amended 2002, c.121, s.1.