Funeral and Bereavement Expenses Policy

Carroll county board of developmental disabilities

policy Reference: Bereavement expenses

I.         SUBJECT:     BEREAVEMENT EXPENSES

II.        PURPOSE:    The Board officially adopts a policy to address bereavement expenses associated with the death of a staff member and individual served by the county board. This is a typical practice to show the respect and care the Board has for people served or staff employed.

III.      DEFINITIONS:

            (1) “County Board” means Carroll County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

            (2) “Individual” means a person with a developmental disability.

IV.       PROCESS:

            The Board will approve up to $100 for an item to be sent to a funeral home in remembrance of an individual served or a county board staff.  The items may include flowers, blanket, and other appropriate items.

V. ANNUAL REVIEW AND ADOPTION OF POLICIES

            This policy shall be maintained on file in the administration offices of the Board   and shall be reviewed and updated annually.  Corresponding procedures shall be    developed and updated as deemed necessary by the Superintendent.

Adopted by the Carroll County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Date: _____________________

Signature of Board Officer: ________________________________________________

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