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CHAPTER 34-26A

CREMATORIES AND CREMATIONS

34-26A-1      Definition of terms.
34-26A-2      Authorizing agent defined--Public official or institutional representative as authorizing agent.
34-26A-3      Construction and maintenance of crematory--Operation under licensed funeral director or establishment--Exception--Building and zoning regulations.
34-26A-4      Application for licensure or renewal--Forms--Fee--Contents--Annual examination--Notice on change of ownership.
34-26A-5      Cremation prohibited except in licensed crematory--Violation as misdemeanor.
34-26A-6      Documentation required for cremation--Cremation authorization form--Burial permit--Other local documentation.
34-26A-7      Delegation of authority of authorizing agent--Reliance on authorization form without liability.
34-26A-8      Receipt upon receiving human remains--Contents--Signatures.
34-26A-9      Record of cremations.
34-26A-10      Acceptance of unidentified human remains prohibited--Identification on exterior of cremation container.
34-26A-11      Filing of burial permit on completion of cremation.
34-26A-12      Casket not to be required by crematory authority--Cremation container to be cremated absent written instructions to the contrary.
34-26A-13      When cremation may take place--Investigation by coroner--Waiver of time requirement.
34-26A-14      Notification of coroner by crematory authority in certain cases--Investigation--Authorization to cremate.
34-26A-15      Removal of pacemaker or hazardous implants.
34-26A-16      Holding human remains before cremation--Refrigeration--Leaking cremation container need not be accepted.
34-26A-17      Unauthorized persons not permitted in crematory area.
34-26A-18      Simultaneous cremations forbidden absent written authorization--Authorization as exemption from liability for commingling.
34-26A-19      Verification of identification before cremation.
34-26A-20      Removal and processing of residue.
34-26A-21      Packing of cremated remains--Temporary container--Shipping.
34-26A-22      Statement by authorizing agent specifying disposition of cremated remains--Retention of copy.
34-26A-23      Responsibility of authorizing agent for disposition--Disposal of unclaimed remains--Reimbursement--Record--Discharge from liability.
34-26A-24      Where cremated remains may be disposed of--Consent of property owner.
34-26A-25      Commingling of cremated remains prohibited--Exceptions.
34-26A-26      Delivery of cremated remains--Receipt--Transportation of remains.
34-26A-27      Scattering of cremated remains--Filing of statement with local registrar--Release of remains by crematory authority--Violation as misdemeanor.
34-26A-28      Cremation authorization form as warranty of identity, authority, etc.--Liability of person signing form.
34-26A-29      Right of crematory authority to cremate on receipt of authorization form--Immunity from liability--Exception.
34-26A-30      Crematory authority not responsible for valuables.
34-26A-31      Refusal to accept body or perform cremation--When crematory authority not liable-- Court order or resolution of dispute.
34-26A-32      Refusal to release cremated remains--When crematory authority not liable--Court order or resolution of dispute.
34-26A-33      Promulgation of rules by department--Contents--Adoption of rules by crematory authority.
34-26A-34      Maintenance of crematory in violation of chapter as nuisance--Abatement.
34-26A-35      Holding self out as crematory authority without license or performing cremation without authorization form as misdemeanor.
34-26A-36      Knowingly signing false authorization form as misdemeanor.
34-26A-37      Pre-need contract to specify ultimate disposition of cremated remains--Compliance with contract absent different instructions at time of death--Release from liability.
34-26A-38      Right to authorize one's own cremation on pre-need basis--Witnesses--Designation of crematory authority--Transfer or cancellation--Notice to department and crematory authority.
34-26A-39      Disposition of remains of deceased in accordance with pre-need authorization form--Best efforts of persons in possession of form or charged with making arrangements.
34-26A-40      Crematory authority to comply with pre-need authorization form--Immunity from liability.
34-26A-41      Employment of licensed funeral director.


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