Resolution No. 345

Supervisors BREH and ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION ADOPTING A POLICY TO ALLOW THE CORONER AND DEPUTY CORONER TO RESPOND TO DEATH SCENES DETERMINED TO BE COMPLEX

WHEREAS, in accordance with the adopted Non-Union Salary Schedule, the Coroner and Assistant Coroner are paid on a “per case” basis at the rate of $160.00 per case; and

WHEREAS, a per case payment basis assumes that the Coroner or Assistant Coroner will handle one (1) case each when assigned; and

WHEREAS, the Coroner has requested that the Board of Supervisors consider establishing a policy that would allow for both the Coroner and Assistant Coroner to respond and handle a death case when the Coroner deems that case to be a “Complex Case”; and

WHEREAS, the Committees on Public Safety and Finance recommend adoption of such a policy to be in the best interest of county residents, inasmuch as such cases are expected to occur only occasionally; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, as follows:

When the Coroner deems a death case to be a “Complex Case”, (such as a hazardous materials exposure, infectious disease risk on scene, multiple fatalities, multiple family situation, or similar), he/she shall be allowed to assign herself/himself and the Assistant Coroner to the scene of the Complex Case. The initial assignee shall receive the full “per case” fee in effect. The second assignee shall be paid a $100.00 “Assisting Fee” for the case. The Coroner shall be responsible for submitting necessary documentation to the Personnel Director to explain the need for each “Assisting Fee”.

and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, County Coroner, Assistant County Coroner, Personnel Director, County Code, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor LAURIA and adopted by the following vote:

TOTAL: Ayes: 18 Nays: 0 Absent: 2 (Supervisors Groff and Potter)

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