HB 1503-2_ Filed 04/10/2007, 09:42 Kruse
that Engrossed House Bill 1503 be amended to read as follows:
SOURCE: Page 2, line 11; (07)MO150304.2. -->
Page 2, between lines 11 and 12, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 16-37-1-9; (07)MO150304.2. -->
"SECTION 2. IC 16-37-1-9 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 9. (a) A local health
department may make a charge under IC 16-20-1-27 for each certificate
of birth, death, or stillbirth registration.
(b) If the local department of health makes a charge for a certificate
of death under subsection (a),
a one dollar ($1) the
education fee described in subsection (d)
must be added to the rate
established under IC 16-20-1-27. The local department of health shall
deposit any coroners continuing education fees with the county auditor
within thirty (30) days after collection. The county auditor shall
transfer semiannually any coroners continuing education fees to the
treasurer of state.
(c) Notwithstanding IC 16-20-1-27, a charge may not be made for
furnishing a certificate of birth, death, or stillbirth registration to a
person or to a member of the family of a person who needs the
certificate for one (1) of the following purposes:
(1) To establish the person's age or the dependency of a member
of the person's family in connection with:
(A) the person's service in the armed forces of the United
(B) a death pension or disability pension of a person who is
serving or has served in the armed forces of the United States.
(2) To establish or to verify the age of a child in school who
desires to secure a work permit.
(d) The coroners continuing education fee is:
(1) one dollar and seventy-five cents ($1.75) after June 30,
2007, and before July 1, 2013;
(2) two dollars ($2) after June 30, 2013, and before July 1,
(3) two dollars and twenty-five cents ($2.25) after June 30,
2018, and before July 1, 2023;
(4) two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) after June 30, 2023, and
before July 1, 2028;
(5) two dollars and seventy-five cents ($2.75) after June 30,
2028, and before July 1, 2033;
(6) three dollars ($3) after June 30, 2033, and before July 1,
(7) three dollars and twenty-cents ($3.25) after June 30, 2038,
and before July 1, 2043; and
(8) three dollars and fifty cents ($3.50) after June 30, 2043.".
SOURCE: Page 3, line 8; (07)MO150304.3. -->
Page 3, line 8, delete "IC 16-35-7-4." and insert " IC 16-35-7-3.".
Page 3, line 15, delete "6.7(a)" and insert " 6.7(b)".
Page 3, line 16, delete "6.7(f)" and insert " 6.7(e)".
Page 3, line 16, delete "6.7(g)" and insert " 6.7(f)".
Page 3, between lines 17 and 18, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 36-2-14-6; (07)MO150304.7. -->
"SECTION 7. IC 36-2-14-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 6. (a) Whenever the
coroner is notified that a person in the county:
(1) has died from violence;
(2) has died by casualty;
(3) has died when apparently in good health;
(4) has died in an apparently suspicious, unusual, or unnatural
(5) has been found dead;
he the coroner
shall, before the scene of the death is disturbed, notify
a law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in that area. The agency
shall assist the coroner in conducting an investigation of how the
person died and a medical investigation of the cause of death.
(b) The coroner:
with the person in charge of interment a coroner's
certificate of death within seventy-two (72) hours after being
notified of the death. If the cause of death is not established with
reasonable certainty within seventy-two (72) hours, the coroner
shall file with the person in charge of interment a coroner's
certificate of death, with the cause of death designated as
"deferred pending further action". As soon as he determines the
cause of death, the coroner shall file a supplemental report
indicating his exact findings with the local health officer having
jurisdiction, who shall make it part of his official records. a
certificate of death with the county health department or, if
applicable, a multiple county health department, of the county
in which the individual died, within seventy-two (72) hours
after the completion of the death investigation;
(2) shall complete the certificate of death utilizing all
verifiable information establishing the time and date of death;
(3) may file a pending investigation certificate of death before
completing the certificate of death, if necessary.
(c) If this section applies, the body and the scene of death may not
be disturbed until the coroner has photographed them in the manner
that most fully discloses how the person died. However, a coroner or
law enforcement officer may order a body to be moved before
photographs are taken if the position or location of the body unduly
interferes with activities carried on where the body is found, but the
body may not be moved from the immediate area and must be moved
without substantially destroying or altering the evidence present.
(d) When acting under this section, if the coroner considers it
necessary to have an autopsy performed, is required to perform an
autopsy under subsection (f), or is requested by the prosecuting
attorney of the county to perform an autopsy, the coroner shall employ
(1) certified by the American board of pathology; or
(2) holding an unlimited license to practice medicine in Indiana
and acting under the direction of a physician certified by the
American board of pathology;
to perform the autopsy. The physician performing the autopsy shall be
paid a fee of at least fifty dollars ($50) from the county treasury.
coroner may employ the services of the medical examiner system,
provided for in IC 4-23-6-6, when an autopsy is required, as long as
this subsection is met.
(1) at the request of:
(A) the decedent's spouse;
(B) a child of the decedent, if the decedent does not have a
(C) a parent of the decedent, if the decedent does not have a
spouse or children;
(D) a brother or sister of the decedent, if the decedent does not
have a spouse, children, or parents; or
(E) a grandparent of the decedent, if the decedent does not
have a spouse, children, parents, brothers, or sisters;
(2) in any death,
where two (2) or more witnesses who
corroborate the circumstances surrounding death are present; and
(3) two (2) physicians who are licensed to practice medicine in
the state and who have made separate examinations of the
decedent certify the same cause of death in an affidavit within
twenty-four (24) hours after death;
an autopsy need not be performed. The affidavits shall be filed with the
circuit court clerk.
(f) A county coroner may not certify the cause of death in the case
of the sudden and unexpected death of a child who is at least one (1)
week old and not more than three (3) years old unless an autopsy is
performed at county expense. However, a coroner may certify the cause
of death of a child described in this subsection without the performance
of an autopsy if subsection (e) applies to the death of the child.".
SOURCE: Page 3, line 41; (07)MO150304.3. -->
Page 3, line 41, delete "determine if" and insert " determine
Page 4, line 20, delete "whose death is".
Page 4, line 22, delete "whose death is".
Page 4, line 25, delete "whose death is".
Page 4, line 31, delete "on the subject".
Page 4, line 33, delete "except if" and insert " unless".
Page 5, line 5, delete "each" and insert " the".
Page 5, line 5, after "death" insert " of a child".
Page 5, line 15, after "infraction." insert " However, the offense is
a Class A misdemeanor if it is done with the intent to hinder a
Page 5, line 16, after "who," insert " with the intent to hinder a
criminal investigation and".
Page 5, line 17, strike "moves or transports".
Page 5, line 18, strike "from".
Page 5, line 18, after "from" insert " alters".
Page 5, line 18, strike "the body".
Page 7, line 12, reset in roman "(a)".
Page 7, line 12, after "(a)" insert " As used in this section,
"autopsy" means the external and surgical internal examination of
all body systems of a decedent, including toxicology and histology.
Page 7, line 12, resent in roman "Except as".
Page 7, reset in roman lines 13 through 21.
Page 7, line 22, delete "(a) Except" and insert " (c) Except".
Page 7, line 22, reset in roman "subsection".
Page 7, line 22, before "and" insert " (b)".
Page 7, line 22, reset in roman "and".
Page 7, line 28, delete "(b)" and insert " (d)".
Page 7, after line 31, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 36-2-14-22; (07)MO150304.13. -->
"SECTION 13. IC 36-2-14-22 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 22. A coroner shall follow the
procedures set forth in IC 29-2-16 concerning organ and tissue
SOURCE: IC 36-2-14-12; IC 36-2-14-14.".
; (07)MO150304.14. -->
SECTION 14. THE FOLLOWING ARE REPEALED [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2007]: IC 36-2-14-12; IC 36-2-14-14.".
(Reference is to EHB 1503 as printed April 6, 2007.)