[ Text of section effective until July 1, 2012. Repealed by 2012, 139, Sec. 117. See 2012, 139, Sec. 229.]
Section 10. In case of the decease of a poor and indigent person, the commonwealth shall pay toward the expense of the funeral and final disposition of such person a sum not exceeding $1,100 to the funeral establishment; provided, however, that the commonwealth shall have the right of reimbursement from whatever resources may exist in the estate of the deceased person.