Revises the law regulating coroners
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To amend sections 9.15, 313.01, 313.02, 313.04, 313.05, 313.14, 313.161, and 325.15 and to repeal section 313.141 of the Revised Code to define the legal residence of a dead person for purposes of the body's disposal; to recognize that coroners include medical examiners; to change the qualifications for holding office as a coroner of a charter county; to require, under certain conditions, and to authorize, under other conditions, supplemental compensation for coroners who are forensic pathologists; to revise how the office of coroner is filled when a vacancy cannot be filled by election or appointment; to specify the disposition of a firearm when a person meets death under certain circumstances; to specify who pays for the autopsy of an inmate of a state correctional facility; and to make other changes to the coroners' law.
Effective DateAugust 31, 2016
CommitteesSenate State and Local Government Committee
House State Government Committee