Code of the District of Columbia

§ 5–1420. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Fund.

*NOTE: This section was created by emergency legislation with identical permanent legislation that will become effective in December, 2021.*

(a) There is established as a special fund the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Fund ("Fund"), which shall be administered by the Mayor in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

(b) All funds from fees received by OCME for services provided pursuant to § 5-1404(a-1) shall be deposited in the Fund.

(c) Money in the Fund shall be used to support any personnel and non-personnel expenses associated with District fatality reviews, in addition to other agency expenses.

(d)(1) The money deposited into the Fund but not expended in a fiscal year shall not revert to the unassigned fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time.

(2) Subject to authorization in an approved budget and financial plan, any funds appropriated in the Fund shall be continually available without regard to fiscal year limitation.