H2166B2824A04468 DMS:JMT 05/17/24 #90 A04468
AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL NO. 2166
Sponsor: REPRESENTATIVE FREEMAN
Printer's No. 2824
Amend Bill, page 1, lines 1 through 9, by striking out all of
said lines and inserting
Amending Title 16 (Counties) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in coroner, further providing for fees for reports.
Amend Bill, page 1, lines 12 through 21; page 2, lines 1
through 14; by striking out all of said lines on said pages and
inserting
Section 1. Section 13952 of Title 16 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, added May 8, 2024 (P.L. , No.14), is
amended to read:
ยง 13952. Fees for reports.
[The] (a) General rule.--Except as provided in subsection
(b), the coroner shall charge and collect a fee of $500 for an
autopsy report, $100 for a toxicology report, $100 for an
inquisition or coroner's report, $50 for a cremation or
disposition authorization and other fees as may be established
for other reports or documents requested by nongovernmental
agencies in order to investigate a claim asserted under a policy
of insurance or to determine liability for the death of the
deceased.
(b) Fees for next-of-kin and guardian of deceased.--The
coroner may charge and collect a fee of not more than $100 for
an autopsy report, $50 for a toxicology report and $50 for an
inquisition or coroner's report requested by the spouse, child,
parent, guardian or sibling of the deceased.
(c) Accounting for and use of fees collected.--The fees
collected under this section shall be accounted for and paid to
the county treasurer in accordance with section 14960 (relating
to receipts and accounts of money due county) and shall be used
to defray the expenses involved in the county complying with the
training of coroners or coroner office personnel, as may be
required or authorized under this part or any other act.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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