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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 105 > Aug 21 1951

1. The expense of burial of an indigent person provided by the county commissioners can be made a charge against the two mill General Assistance fund.2. County welfare departments, as agents for the county commissioners, are responsible for authorizing and approving for payment claims for such funerals.3. In the event remains of an indigent person are claimed by relatives or friends, the responsibility for providing a funeral rests upon such relatives or friends, if there is money available to pay for such funeral.