Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Investigation of overdose deaths. Requires a coroner as part of an investigation into the death of a decedent who is at least 13 years of age, to: (1) have a drugs of abuse panel performed to detect the presence of schedule I and schedule II controlled substances; and (2) forward the test results to the state department of health. Creates an account in the state general fund, administered by the state department of health, to reimburse a coroner for the cost of performing the drugs of abuse panels. Requires the coroner's training board to provide instruction to coroners and deputy Investigation of overdose deaths. Requires a coroner as part of an investigation into the death of a decedent who is at least 13 years of age, to: (1) have a drugs of abuse panel performed to detect the presence of schedule I and schedule II controlled substances; and (2) forward the test results to the state department of health. Creates an account in the state general fund, administered by the state department of health, to reimburse a coroner for the cost of performing the drugs of abuse panels. Requires the coroner's training board to provide instruction to coroners and deputy coroners regarding investigation and reporting of drug overdose deaths. ... View more