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10.29.18.00.htm 10.29.18.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 29 BOARD OF MORTICIANS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS Chapter 18 Crematories ― Inspections, Complaints, Investigations, Grounds for Discipline, and Penalties Authority: Health Occupations Article, §7-101, 7-102, 7-205, 7-316, 7-317, 7-319, and 7-406, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.29.18.01.htm 10.29.18.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter governs crematory inspections, standards, the complaint process, investigations, grounds for discipline, and penalties.
10.29.18.02.htm 10.29.18.02. 02 Inspection by the Board.. A. A crematory shall be available for inspection by a representative of the Board at any time during operating hours.B. A crematory shall be inspected:. 1) On at least a biennial basis;. 2) In furtherance of an investigation; or. 3) Upon the sale or change of ownership of the crematory.. C. The permit holder or any person responsible for day-to-day operation of the cremation machinery shall be available to accompany the inspector durin
10.29.18.03.htm 10.29.18.03. 03 Crematory Inspection Report, Deficiencies, and Penalties.. A. The Board shall review the inspection report and make a determination as to whether a deficiency exists.B. The Board shall notify the permit holder of the results of the inspection by providing a copy of the inspection report to the permit holder.C. If a permit holder passes an inspection, the permit holder shall, prominently and in public view, display on the premises a statement issued by the Board that the crematory
10.29.18.04.htm 10.29.18.04. 04 Complaints.. A. If the permit holder was issued a permit by the Board, a complaint shall be:. 1) Filed in compliance with the provisions of COMAR 10.29.11.03; and. 2) Processed in accordance with the provisions of COMAR 10.29.11.04.. B. The Board may initiate a complaint or investigation on its own..
10.29.18.05.htm 10.29.18.05. 05 Investigations.. The Board and the Office of Cemetery Oversight may share investigative information and conduct joint investigations.
10.29.18.06.htm 10.29.18.06. 06 Grounds for Discipline, Hearing, and Penalties.. A. Pursuant to the provisions of Health Occupations Article, §7-316 and 7-319, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Board may:1) Deny a crematory permit or crematory operator registration to an applicant;. 2) Reprimand any permit holder or registered crematory operator; or. 3) Suspend or revoke a crematory permit or crematory operator registration.. B. Pursuant to the provisions of Health Occupations Article, §7-317, Annota
10.29.18.9999.htm 10.29.18.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 14, 2014 (41:7 Md. R. 421).
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