Winnebago County board OKs medical examiner fee increase

Winnebago County board OKs medical examiner fee increase

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Topics of discussion among the Winnebago Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Dec. 7, included a letter from the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner.

The letter asked for readjustment of medical examiner fees from $150 to $300 per case.

The request came at the heels of an accidental death which occurred in December at Rembrandt Enterprises, Inc., outside of Thompson.

Board Chairman Terry Durby said during the meeting that he was told there had been around 16 to 18 hours of paperwork which stemmed from the incident.

It was also noted by the board that paperwork at the state level had increased dramatically.

The county budgeted $33,000 in medical examiners' fees per fiscal year and has spent $2,000 to date, according to Winnebago County Auditor Karla Weiss.

The board approved the fee adjustment.

Jesusa Christians is the Community Editor of the Forest City/Britt Summit-Tribune.

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