Clark County To Consider Lowering Autopsy Prices

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Clark County coroner's office says it wants
to create a new pricing plan for performing autopsies for rural counties, in hopes of creating more long-term revenue for the office.

Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy says that if he lowers the prices for basic services, his office could get more work in the long run and generate more money for the county.

Rural counties turned to Nevada's largest county last year for autopsies about 30 times, with Clark County charging $2,500 per

Murphy says some examinations don't cost that much and don't require full autopsies. He wants prices to start at $1,400 or $1,500.

Murphy says the office handles about 3,200 bodies per year.

Information from: Las Vegas Sun,

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