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09.34.08.00.htm 09.34.08.00. Title 09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Subtitle 34 OFFICE OF CEMETERY OVERSIGHT Chapter 08 Crematories ― Cremation Procedures Authority: Business Regulation Article, §5-204, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.34.08.01.htm 09.34.08.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter governs the procedures to be followed by a permit holder in performing a cremation in this State.
09.34.08.02.htm 09.34.08.02. 02 Removal, Identification, and Transportation of Human Remains.. A. Upon receipt of human remains, a permit holder, in the presence of the authorizing agent or representative of the funeral establishment engaging crematory services, shall:1) Verify that the information on the wrist tag of the human remains is consistent with the documentation accompanying the human remains and consistent with the visual observation of the human remains;2) Use a metal detector w
09.34.08.03.htm 09.34.08.03. 03 Cremation Container.. A. A cremation container:. 1) Shall be a readily combustible, rigid container suitable for cremation;. 2) Shall provide a completely enclosed covering for the human remains;. 3) Shall be resistant to leakage or spillage;. 4) Shall be of sufficient strength and rigidity for ease of handling;. 5) Shall provide protection to the health and safety of crematory establishment personnel;.
09.34.08.04.htm 09.34.08.04. 04 Holding Facilities.. A holding facility shall:. A. Comply with applicable public health laws;. B Preserve the dignity of human remains;. C. Recognize the integrity, health, and safety of crematory establishment personnel; and. D. Be secure from access by unauthorized persons..
09.34.08.05.htm 09.34.08.05. 05 Holding Remains.. A. Unless prevented by emergency circumstances, human remains that have been designated for cremation shall be cremated by a crematory authority within 48 hours after receipt.B. A crematory authority may not hold human remains for cremation unless the human remains are contained within an individual, rigid, stackable, closed cremation container.C. A crematory authority may not accept a cremation container from which there is any evidence of le
09.34.08.06.htm 09.34.08.06. 06 Identification of Human Remains Immediately Prior to Cremation.. A. Immediately prior to being placed within the cremator, a designee of the crematory authority shall:1) Verify the identification of the human remains; and. 2) Place in the cremator the circular, hard metal identification disc of the human remains being cremated where it shall remain in place until the cremation process is complete.B. The designee of the crematory authority who is operating the cremator ma
09.34.08.07.htm 09.34.08.07. 07 Cremation Authorization.. A. Except as otherwise provided in this regulation, a crematory authority may not cremate human remains until:1) The body has been identified as required by Health Occupations Article, §7-411, Annotated Code of Maryland;2) The crematory has received:. a) A cremation authorization on a form approved by the Office and signed by an authorizing agent;. b) If applicable, a written delegation document or facsimile; and.
09.34.08.08.htm 09.34.08.08. 08 Record of Receipt of Remains.. A. A crematory authority shall provide to an individual who delivers human remains for cremation a receipt signed by both the crematory authority and the person who delivered the human remains, that includes the:1) Name of the individual from whom the human remains were received and the name of the individual's employer, if any;2) Name and address of the crematory authority;. 3) Name and address of the deceased;. 4) Gender of the deceased;.
09.34.08.09.htm 09.34.08.09. 09 Use of a Casket; Embalming.. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, a crematory authority may not:. 1) Require that human remains be placed in a casket before cremation or that human remains be cremated in a casket;2) Refuse to accept human remains for cremation because the remains are not in a casket; or. 3) Refuse to accept human remains for cremation because the remains are in a suitable, combustible wooden casket, but may request the authorizing agen
09.34.08.10.htm 09.34.08.10. 10 Disposition of Cremated Human Remains.. A. Upon completion of the cremation, insofar as is possible:. 1) All of the recoverable residue of the cremation process shall be:. a) Removed from the cremator:. b) Except for medical devices remaining after cremation, processed; and. c) Placed in a container; and. 2) The identification disc required by Health Occupations Article, §7-411, Annotated Code of Maryland, shall be:a) Removed from the cremator; and.
09.34.08.11.htm 09.34.08.11. 11 Tools.. A crematory shall maintain, at its own expense, the following tool inventory:. A. Safety placement tool measuring a minimum of 49 inches in length;. B. Wire brushes for cleaning cremators;. C. Brush with fine bristles for cleaning pulverizers;. D. Mortar and pestle;. E. Funnel;. F. High temperature protective gloves and heat resistant leather gloves;. G. Hand magnet and metal detector wand to detect and remove metal from cremated human remains;.
09.34.08.12.htm 09.34.08.12. 12 Visitors.. A. The crematory permit holder or registered crematory operator shall:. 1) Submit to the Office the number of persons not affiliated with the operation of the crematory who can safely be within the same room and within 10 feet of the cremator door; and2) Verify to the Office that the crematory permit holder has submitted the information required in §A(1) of this regulation to their liability insurance carrier.B. Crematories that begin operation after July 1,
09.34.08.9999.htm 09.34.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: March 31, 2014 (41:6 Md. R. 378).
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