Dickinson County reaches autopsy agreement

 Dickinson County Board of Commissioners vote (WLUC Photo)
Dickinson County Board of Commissioners vote (WLUC Photo) (WLUC)
Published: Feb. 10, 2020 at 8:44 PM EST
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Autopsies will once again continue in Dickinson County.

On Monday night, the Dickinson County Board of Commissioners voted to accept a three-year extension agreement that provides access to the morgue and autopsy room at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.

This agreement has been in the works for more than 6 months.

In October, Dickinson County Healthcare System decided to no longer have on-site autopsies. In November, a two-month agreement between the hospital and county helped the situation, but this contract now is a long-term solution.

“We never really had a problem with it, since we had the initial agreement. So this is just an extension of that, so it's, we've worked well together, it's an amicable agreement for both of us to move forward and hopefully put everything in the past,” said Brian Bousley, the county controller for Dickinson.

The agreement is only for Dickinson County, but Bousley says they are still looking to join authority with other counties, in the future. This would share the cost, and have a central location at DCHS.

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