WVC 61 - 12 - 10 A
§61-12-10a. Costs of transportation of bodies; when state will
pay; amount of payment.
Whenever an examination of a body is ordered pursuant to
section eight or ten of this article and the body of the deceased
is transported to the central laboratory or other place of
examination, the reasonable cost of the transportation shall be
paid by the state out of funds appropriated to or for the use of
the office of the chief medical examiner. Transportation at state
expense shall be provided from the place where the body is being
kept at the time the examination is ordered to the central
laboratory or other place of examination, and, upon completion of
the examination, to the place designated by the person entitled to
possession of the body: Provided,
That if the body is to be
returned a greater distance than it was taken for the examination,
the state shall only be obligated for the cost of return of the
body equal to or less than that incurred to take the body for the
examination. The payment shall be of a reasonable amount set by
the office of the chief medical examiner, including, but not
limited to, payment of any part of the total cost as the office of
the chief medical examiner allows.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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