New York Correction Law
Sec. § 16
Expense of Autopsy; State Charge


The reasonable expense of any inquiry, autopsy, examination or report prepared thereon conducted by a coroner, coroners physician or medical examiner as required by law with respect to any death occurring to an inmate of an institution operated by the department shall, to the extent not otherwise reimbursed by the state, be a state charge. Reimbursement of such expense shall be made on vouchers submitted annually and certified by the chief fiscal officer of the county or city as the case may be on the audit and warrant of the comptroller. * NB Effective until March 28, 2017 * 16
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