325.15 Salary of county coroner.

(A) Each coroner shall be classified, for salary purposes, according to the population of the county. All coroners shall receive annual compensation in accordance with the following schedules and in accordance with section 325.18 of the Revised Code:

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE

FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001 FOR

CORONERS WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class

Population Range

Compensation

1

1 - 20,000

$18,842

2

20,001 - 35,000

21,410

3

35,001 - 55,000

23,978

4

55,001 - 95,000

35,112

5

95,001 - 200,000

43,676

6

200,001 - 400,000

53,951

7

400,001 - 1,000,000

60,803

8

1,000,001 or more

64,451

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE

FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2001 FOR

CORONERS WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class

Population Range

Compensation

5

175,001 -200,000

$98,689

6

200,001 - 400,000

98,689

7

400,001 - 1,000,000

101,085

8

1,000,001 or more

103,480

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE

FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2016 FOR

CORONERS WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class

Population Range

Compensation

1

1 - 20,000

$23,195

2

20,001 - 35,000

26,357

3

35,001 - 55,000

29,518

4

55,001 - 95,000

43,223

5

95,001 - 200,000

53,769

6

200,001 - 400,000

66,418

7

400,001 - 1,000,000

74,851

8

1,000,001 or more

79,343

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE

FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2016 FOR

CORONERS WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class

Population Range

Compensation

5

175,001 -200,000

$121,488

6

200,001 - 400,000

121,488

7

400,001 - 1,000,000

124,439

8

1,000,001 or more

127,389

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE

FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2017 AND THEREAFTER FOR

CORONERS WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class

Population Range

Compensation

1

1 - 55,000

$30,993

2

55,001 - 95,000

45,384

3

95,001 - 200,000

56,458

4

200,001 - 400,000

69,739

5

400,001 - 1,000,000

78,594

6

1,000,001 or more

83,310

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE

FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2017 AND THEREAFTER FOR

CORONERS WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

Class

Population Range

Compensation

3

175,001 -200,000

$127,563

4

200,001 - 400,000

127,563

5

400,001 - 1,000,000

130,661

6

1,000,001 or more

133,759

(B)

(1) A coroner in a county with a population of one hundred seventy-five thousand one or more shall not engage in the private practice of medicine unless, before taking office, the coroner notifies the board of county commissioners of the intention to engage in that private practice. A

coroner in such a county shall elect to engage or not to engage in the private practice of medicine before the commencement of each new term of office . A coroner in such a county who engages in the private practice of medicine, but who intends not to engage in the private practice of medicine during the coroner's next term of office, shall so notify the board of county commissioners as specified in this division. For a period of six months after taking office, a coroner who elects not to engage in the private practice of medicine may engage in the private practice of medicine, without any reduction of compensation as provided in division (A) of this section and in section 325.18 of the Revised Code, for the purpose of concluding the affairs of the coroner's private practice of medicine.

(2) A coroner in a county with a population of one hundred seventy-five thousand one or more who elects not to engage in the private practice of medicine under division (B)(1) of this section may, during the coroner's term of office, elect to engage in the private practice of medicine by notifying the board in writing of the intention to so engage. The notice shall state the date on which the coroner will commence the private practice of medicine and shall be given to the board at least thirty days before that date. On the date stated in the notice, the coroner's compensation shall be reduced as provided in division (A) of this section and in section 325.18 of the Revised Code for coroners with a private practice.

(C) Each coroner who is the coroner in a county with a population of one hundred seventy-five thousand one or more and who is without a private practice of medicine shall receive supplemental compensation of an additional fifty per cent of the annual compensation calculated under division (A) of this section and section 325.18 of the Revised Code in each calendar year in which the office of the coroner satisfies all of the following:

(1) The office operates as a regional forensic pathology examination referral center, and the operation generates coroner's laboratory fund income, for purposes of section 313.16 of the Revised Code, that is in excess of the fund's expenses and is sufficient to provide the supplemental compensation specified in division (C) of this section;

(2) The coroner is a forensic pathologist certified by the American board of pathology; and

(3) The coroner performs a minimum of seventy-five post mortem examinations annually.

(D) Each coroner who is the coroner in a county with a population of one hundred seventy-five thousand one or more and who is without a private practice of medicine and does not operate a regional forensic pathology examination referral center may, on approval of the board of county commissioners, receive supplemental compensation of up to an additional twenty-five per cent of the annual compensation calculated under division (A) of this section and section 325.18 of the Revised Code in each calendar year in which the coroner is a forensic pathologist certified by the American board of pathology and is performing the forensic examinations of the county.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 240, §1, eff. 8/31/2016.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.

Effective Date: 06-03-2002