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Proposed ordinance: 2023-0362

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METROPOLITAN KING COUNTY COUNCIL

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

2023-0362

 

            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Metropolitan King County Council will hold a public hearing in the King County Council Chambers, 10th Floor, King County Courthouse, 516 3rd Avenue Room 1001, Seattle, Washington, on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.  Remote public testimony on Zoom will also be accepted.  Information on the public hearing and how to submit public testimony can be found at this website:  https://www.kingcounty.gov/council/committees/full_council.aspx.

 

The purpose of this hearing is to consider adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 2023-0362, which would update King County Code Section 4A.650.150 to increase the King County Medical Examiner’s Office fees for disposition authorization from $70 to $100.

 

SUMMARY

 

King County Code Section 2.35A.100 establishes that a person shall not bury, cremate or otherwise dispose of the body of a decedent who died in the county without first reporting the death to the medical examiner's office and receiving an authorization from the medical examiner releasing the body for disposition. A person reporting a death to the medical examiner's office of a person whose remains are to be buried, cremated or otherwise disposed shall be charged the fee in K.C.C. 4A.650.150. The medical examiner may waive the fee for a cremation only if the cost of the cremation to be performed was paid before January 1, 2008. The fee shall not be charged if the cost of the cremation is borne by the county. Revenues generated by the body disposition permit fee shall be expended to support the duties and functions of medical examiner performed by the prevention division of the department of health.

 

Proposed Ordinance No. 2023-0362, which would update King County Code Section 4A.650.150 to increase the King County Medical Examiner’s Office fees for disposition authorization from $70 to $100.

 

A copy of Proposed Ordinance No. 2023-0362 is available on the internet at https://mkcclegisearch.kingcounty.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=6378032&GUID=BAE7F9C5-0E16-4275-8380-2E172C0594FD.

 

DATED at Seattle, Washington this 15th day of November, 2023.

 

METROPOLITAN KING COUNTY COUNCIL

KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON

 

Melani Hay

Clerk of the Council

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