SB 1020 Creates the Missouri State Coroners' Training Fund and requires coroners to undergo yearly training administered by the Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners Association
Sponsor: Crawford
LR Number: 6525S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Professional Registration
Last Action: 3/12/2018 - Hearing Conducted S Professional Registration Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2018

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Current Bill Summary

SB 1020 - This act modifies provisions relating to county coroners.


Currently, a county coroner shall have $1,000 withheld from their salary if they do not complete at least 20 hours of classroom instruction each year relating to the operations of the coroner's office when approved by a professional association of county coroners of Missouri. This act assigns the Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association that role.


This act creates the Missouri State Coroner's Training Fund. For any death certificate issued, there shall be a fee of one dollar deposited into the fund which shall be used by the Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association for the purpose of training equipment and necessary supplies, and to provide aid to training programs approved by the Missouri Coroners' and Medical Examiners' Association.

During states of emergency or disasters local registrars may request reimbursement from the fund for copies of death certificates issued to individuals who are unable to afford the associated fees.

CORONER TRAINING (Section 193.145)

This act provides that if a coroner is not current with or is without the approved training required under this act, then the Department of Health and Senior Services may prohibit such coroner from attesting to the accuracy of a death certificate.

This act is identical to HB 2079 (2018).