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Section 9-604 - Payment of burial and funeral expenses of indigent inmates.

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§ 9-604. Payment of burial and funeral expenses of indigent inmates.(a)In general.- Subject to subsections (c) and (d) of this section, the State shall pay the funeral and burial expenses of an indigent inmate who dies while in the custody of a State correctional facility.(b)Amount.- The State shall pay the same amount for the funeral and burial expenses of an indigent inmate as the Department of Human Resources pays under § 5-415 of the Human Services Article.(c)Eligibility requirements.- To be eligible to receive the benefit under this section, the family of an indigent inmate must be known or registered with the Department of Human Resources.(d)Disposition of unclaimed body.- If the body of an indigent inmate is not claimed within 48 hours after death, the State Anatomy Board shall take control of the body for final disposition in accordance with § 5-406 of the Health - General Article.(e)Regulations.- The Commissioner of Correction, the Commissioner of Pretrial Detention and Services, and the Director of the Patuxent Institution shall adopt regulations establishing procedures to carry out this section. [An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 698A; 1999, ch. 54, § 2; 2007, ch. 8, § 1.]
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  • § 9-604. Payment of burial and funeral expenses of indigent inmates.
     

    (a)  In general.- Subject to subsections (c) and (d) of this section, the State shall pay the funeral and burial expenses of an indigent inmate who dies while in the custody of a State correctional facility. 

    (b)  Amount.- The State shall pay the same amount for the funeral and burial expenses of an indigent inmate as the Department of Human Resources pays under § 5-415 of the Human Services Article. 

    (c)  Eligibility requirements.- To be eligible to receive the benefit under this section, the family of an indigent inmate must be known or registered with the Department of Human Resources. 

    (d)  Disposition of unclaimed body.- If the body of an indigent inmate is not claimed within 48 hours after death, the State Anatomy Board shall take control of the body for final disposition in accordance with § 5-406 of the Health - General Article. 

    (e)  Regulations.- The Commissioner of Correction, the Commissioner of Pretrial Detention and Services, and the Director of the Patuxent Institution shall adopt regulations establishing procedures to carry out this section. 
     

    [An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 698A; 1999, ch. 54, § 2; 2007, ch. 8, § 1.] 
     

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