10A NCAC 44 .0202         PATHOLOGY FEE

For each autopsy ordered by a county medical examiner or the chief medical examiner, the pathologist shall receive a fee as established in G.S. 130A-389 when the autopsy report is received at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. There will be no fee for reports received after the 180 day period, unless the Chief Medical Examiner determines that the delay was beyond the control of the pathologist. The fee shall be paid by the state unless the decedent is a legal resident of the county in which death or fatal injury occurred, in which event the county of residence shall be responsible for the fee.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-389; 130A-393;

Eff. July 1, 1979;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1986; July 1, 1984; July 1, 1982;

Transferred and Recodified from 10 NCAC 11 .0702 Eff. April 4, 1990;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1990;

Temporary Amendment Eff. February 24, 1999;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2000;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 23, 2017.