6.2 Death while in travel status

6.2.1 If a traveller dies while in travel status, the PSAC shall authorize the payment of necessary expenses that are additional to those which might have been incurred had the death occurred in the headquarters area.  Included in the expenses payable under this article are: 

  • at the place where death occurred: ambulance, hearse, embalming, outside crate (but not the cost of a coffin) and any other services or items required by local health laws, and
  • transportation of the remains to the headquarters area or, if desired by the survivors, to another location, up to the cost of transportation to the headquarters area. Costs for an escort over and above the costs included in transporting the remains are payable only when law requires the attendance of an escort.
August 12, 2016