2009 Senate Bill 800

Revise county medical examiner detail

Introduced in the Senate

Sept. 10, 2009

Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R-32)

To establish that a county medical examiner or designee doing examinations required for certain deaths that occur in a county, is not liable for damages from an act or omission during the person's good faith performance of medical examiner duties, not including gross negligence or willful misconduct. Also, to allow an examiner to retain any portion of a dead body deemed necessary to establish the cause of death.

Referred to the Committee on Local, Urban, and State Affairs

Feb. 11, 2010

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Feb. 25, 2010

Substitute offered

To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.

The substitute passed by voice vote

March 9, 2010

Amendment offered by Sen. Michael Prusi (D-38)

To strip out the provisions extending immunity from lawsuits for actions done in the performance of their duties.

The amendment failed 15 to 21 (details)

Passed in the Senate 25 to 11 (details)

Received in the House

March 9, 2010

Referred to the Committee on Health Policy