R-0.2, r. 7 - Tariff of costs for the transportation, keeping and preservation of dead bodies

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chapter R-0.2, r. 7
Tariff of costs for the transportation, keeping and preservation of dead bodies
DETERMINATION OF CAUSES AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH — TARIFF
Act respecting the determination of the causes and circumstances of death
(chapter R-0.2, s. 168, 1st par., subpars. 3 and 4, and 2nd par., and s. 169).
R-0.2
January 1 2016
The fees prescribed in the Regulation have been indexed as of 1 January 2020 pursuant to the notice published in Part 1 (French) of the Gazette officielle du Québec of 30 November 2019, page 760. (ss. 1, 2)
1. A carrier that has entered into an agreement with the Chief Coroner for the transportation of dead bodies under section 33 of the Act respecting the determination of the causes and circumstances of death (chapter R-0.2) receives the amounts below for the transportation of one or more bodies at the request of a coroner or another person authorized under section 65, 66 or 68 of the Act:
(1)  for a round trip within the limits of the agglomeration of Québec or the agglomeration of Montréal, only the following flat tariff is payable:
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Basic amount Day or Night
evening

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Monday to Friday $133 $142
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Saturday or Sunday $144 $156
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holiday $177 $186
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(2)  for a round trip anywhere else:
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Basic amount Day or Night
evening

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Monday to Friday $100 $110
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Saturday or Sunday $112 $121
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holiday $142 $154
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Plus the kilometres travelled
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on public roads $1.15/km
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off public roads $2.10/km
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For the purposes of paragraphs 1 and 2 of this section, day transportation means transportation departing between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; evening transportation means transportation departing between 4:00 p.m. and midnight, and night transportation means transportation departing between midnight and 8:00 a.m.; despite the foregoing, where transportation begins in the evening and ends at night, the night tariff is applicable provided that half or more of the transportation takes place after midnight.
(3)  $80.50 for each additional dead body transported during the same trip;
(4)  $29.75 where a dead body’s condition requires further cleaning of the vehicle and equipment;
(5)  for the time waited and the work performed by the carrier’s employees when taking possession of a body or during an external examination or autopsy, up to a maximum of 9 hours per employee:
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Basic amount Day or Night
evening

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weekday $21.30/h $23.40/h
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Saturday or Sunday $23.40/h $25.50/h
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holiday $29.75/h $31.75/h
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For the purposes of this paragraph, day means the hours comprised between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., evening the hours comprised between 4:00 p.m. and midnight and night the hours comprised between midnight and 8:00 a.m.;
(6)  the living expenses of the employees are reimbursed to the carrier in accordance with the following directive of the Conseil du trésor: Directive concernant les frais de déplacement des personnes engagées à honoraires par des organismes publics made by (C.T. 212379, 2013-03-26) and amended by (C.T. 214163, 2014-09-30) (Recueil des politiques de gestion 10-2-2-9).
O.C. 136-2015, s. 1.
2. A morgue designated under section 32 of the Act receives $43.50 for the keeping or preservation of a dead body for less than 24 hours. If the body is kept or preserved for 24 hours or more, the morgue receives $43.50 per period of 24 hours, including any incomplete 24-hour period.
The morgue receives $43.50 for each visit by the coroner or a person authorized under section 65, 66 or 68 of the Act during the time the dead body is kept or preserved.
O.C. 136-2015, s. 2.
3. On 1 January of each year, the amounts prescribed in paragraphs 1 to 5 of section 1 and in section 2 are adjusted by a rate corresponding to the annual change in the overall average Québec consumer price index without alcoholic beverages and tobacco products for the 12-month period ending on 30 September of the year preceding the year for which the tariff is to be adjusted.
The Chief Coroner publishes the rate on the website of the Coroner’s Office and in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
O.C. 136-2015, s. 3.
4. This Tariff replaces the Tariff of costs for the transportation, custody and preservation of dead bodies (chapter R-0.2, r. 6).
O.C. 136-2015, s. 4.
5. (Omitted).
O.C. 136-2015, s. 5.
REFERENCES
O.C. 136-2015, 2015 G.O. 2, 315