Bill Summaries: S268 (2023-2024 Session)

  • Summary date: Mar 9 2023 - View summary

    Directs the Commission for Public Health to amend 10A NCAC 44 .0204 regarding the fee paid by the state to a hospital when a county medical examiner orders a body taken to the hospital and later examines the body in that facility. Requires the State to pay a $40 fee to funeral directors who transport dead bodies, by order of a county medical examiner, to a hospital or funeral home for examination, unless a fee has already been paid to a hospital to transport the body.

    Requires that the fee amount be adjusted every four years for inflation according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index. Adjustments begin January 1, 2027.