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Section 325.15

 

(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 2018 FOR

CORONERS WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation
11 - 55,000$ 30,993
255,001 - 95,00045,384
395,001 - 200,00056,458
4200,001 - 400,00069,739
5400,001 - 1,000,00078,594
61,000,001 or more83,310

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE

FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2018 FOR

CORONERS WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation
3175,001 - 200,000$ 127,563
4200,001 - 400,000127,563
5400,001 - 1,000,000130,661
61,000,001 or more133,759

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE

FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2019 FOR CORONERS

WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation
11 - 55,000$ 32,543
255,001 - 95,00047,653
395,001 - 200,00059,281
4200,001 - 400,00073,226
5400,001 - 1,000,00082,524
61,000,001 or more87,476

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE

FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2019 FOR CORONERS

WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation
3175,001 - 200,000$ 133,941
4200,001 - 400,000133,941
5400,001 - 1,000,000137,194
61,000,001 or more140,447

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE

FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2020 FOR CORONERS

WITH A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation
11 - 55,000$ 34,170
255,001 - 95,00050,036
395,001 - 200,00062,245
4200,001 - 400,00076,887
5400,001 - 1,000,00086,650
61,000,001 or more91,849

CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SCHEDULE

FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2020 FOR CORONERS

WITHOUT A PRIVATE PRACTICE

ClassPopulation RangeCompensation
3175,001 - 200,000$ 140,638
4200,001 - 400,000140,638
5400,001 - 1,000,000144,054
61,000,001 or more147,469

(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.

Last updated May 31, 2022 at 4:48 PM

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