Senate bill would require grief training for coroners

A Senate bill would require grief training for coroners if passed by the General Assembly.

Senate Bill 66 would require coroners and deputy coroners to attend four hours of training to learn about the grief process and procedures for death notifications. The Senate approved the measure with a 35-0 vote on Monday in Frankfort.

Some legislators say there is a lack of communication, information or empathy regarding the death notification process and their hope is this bill, if passed and made law, will correct that.

If made law, it would take effect January 1, 2023. Any coroner or deputy coroner already serving before that date would have to complete the course by January 1, 2026