1998 Regular Session
To: Fees and Salaries of Public Officers; County Affairs
By: Representative Holland
House Bill 1505
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 41-61-75, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO INCREASE THE FEE PAYABLE TO MEDICAL EXAMINERS FOR DEATH INVESTIGATION REPORTS AND THE FEE PAYABLE TO PATHOLOGISTS FOR PERFORMING AUTOPSIES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 41-61-75, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
41-61-75. (1) For each investigation with the preparation and submission of the required reports, the following fees shall be billed to and paid by the county for which the service is provided:
(a) A medical examiner or his deputy shall receive One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each completed report of investigation of death, plus the examiner's actual expenses.
(b) The pathologist performing autopsies as provided in Section 41-61-65 shall receive Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) per completed autopsy, plus mileage expenses to and from the site of the autopsy.
(2) Any medical examiner, physician or pathologist who is subpoenaed for appearance and testimony before a grand jury, courtroom trial or deposition shall be entitled to an expert witness hourly fee to be set by the court and mileage expenses to and from the site of the testimony, and such amount shall be paid by the jurisdiction or party issuing the subpoena.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after October 1, 1998.