SB 1020 - This act modifies provisions relating to county coroners.
CORONER COMPENSATION (Section 58.095)
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.
MISSOURI STATE CORONERS' TRAINING FUND (Section 58.208)
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).