Autopsy Cost Reimbursements

Gary Warnock/Thurston County Coroner
Phone : 360.867.2140
Authority: RCW 68.50.104
Distribution: To counties.
Frequency: February & August & other times as needed.
Description: Reimbursement of cost of autopsies conducted at county expenses as follows:
  1. Up to 40 percent of the cost of contracting for the services of a pathologist to perform an autopsy.
  2. Up to 30 percent of the salary of pathologists who are primarily engaged in performing autopsies and who are county medical examiners or employees of examiners.
  3. Child autopsies under the age of three years are reimbursed at 100%.


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