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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - "The price for autopsies at the Tippecanoe County coroner’s office increased Tuesday"

The Lafayette Journal Courier reported Feb. 19th:

Coroner Donna Avolt asked the county commissioners to increase the fee charged to 11 outside counties that perform autopsies at the office on Sixth Street. The fee pays for consumables — the gloves, masks, aprons, footies. The price for these items have risen, Avolt said, noting the last time the fees were increased was 2007.

The commission approved increasing the fee from $200 to $300 for regular autopsies. The commissioners also approved a new fee for families that want to remove organs during an autopsy for transplant.

“If a family member chooses to have their loved one go for organ donations, primarily long bone and skin, they can use our facility because it’s a sterile environment,” Avolt said.

That fee is $500. * * *

Counties that use the Tippecanoe County coroner’s office for autopsies must arrange for a pathologist and pay the doctor’s fees.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 21, 2013 02:38 PM
Posted to Indiana Government