The Adams County Board heard public push back Tuesday night on the county’s indigent death policy.
Coroner Jim Keller asked the county board to review the policy after complaints.
Once a person is declared indigent, loved ones must sign over their rights to the remains over the county. Unless family members pay $1,000, they can’t get their family members death certificate or ashes. According to our news-gathering partners at the Herald-Whig, residents filled the county board meeting during an emotional meeting.
The county board is still evaluating whether to change the policy and hopes to make a decision by next month’s meeting.