Chapter 172

Chapter 172

2003 -- S 0390






     Introduced By: Senators Blais, and Parella

     Date Introduced: February 12, 2003



It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:


     SECTION 1. Section 23-4-13 of the General Laws in Chapter 23-4 entitled "Office of

State Medical Examiners" is hereby amended to read as follows:

     23-4-13. Establishment of fees. -- The director of the department of health may establish

reasonable fees of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00) for

autopsy reports, cremation certificates, and statistics, and not less than five hundred dollars

($500) per hour nor more than twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500) per day to give testimony in

civil suits under this chapter. All of these fees shall be collected and deposited as general

revenues; provided, however, that no city or town, or any agency or department of a city and

town within the state, or the department of human services, shall be required to pay any fees

established by the director pursuant to this section. The fee for an autopsy report shall not exceed

thirty dollars ($30.00) and the fee for a cremation certificate shall not exceed twenty dollars


     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on July 1, 2003.