RS 13:5704     

§5704.  Qualifications

A.  The coroner shall be a physician licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners to practice medicine in the state of Louisiana.  This requirement shall be waived in any parish in which no licensed physician qualifies to run for the office.

B.  The coroner shall be a resident of the parish. However, a licensed physician who is not a resident of the parish but who maintains a full-time medical practice at a principal medical office facility in the parish may qualify for and hold the office.

Acts 1984, No. 570, §1; Acts 1999, No. 636, §1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Redesignated from R.S. 33:1554 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.

NOTE:  Acts 1999, No. 636, §2 provides that the Act (which added Subsection B) "shall apply to all elections for the office of coroner held on or after the effective date."