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10.29.19.00.htm 10.29.19.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 29 BOARD OF MORTICIANS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS Chapter 19 Crematories ― Cremation Procedures Authority: Health Occupations Article, §7-101, 7-102, and 7-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.29.19.01.htm 10.29.19.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter governs the procedures to be followed in performing a cremation in this State..
10.29.19.02.htm 10.29.19.02. 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 is consistent with the:. a) Documentation accompanying the deceased; and. b) Visual observation of the remains themselves;. 2) Use a metal detector wand to inspect for the presence of any battery ope
10.29.19.03.htm 10.29.19.03. 03 Cremation Containers.. A cremation container:. A. Shall be a readily combustible, rigid container suitable for cremation;. B. Shall provide a completely enclosed covering for the human remains;. C. Shall be resistant to leakage or spillage;. D. Shall be of sufficient strength and rigidity for ease of handling;. E. Shall provide protection to the health and safety of crematory establishment personnel and the public;
10.29.19.04.htm 10.29.19.04. 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..
10.29.19.05.htm 10.29.19.05. 05 Holding Remains.. A. Human remains that have been designated for cremation shall be cremated within 48 hours after receipt.B. A permit holder may not hold human remains for cremation unless the human remains are contained within an individual, rigid, stackable, closed cremation container.C. A permit holder may not accept a cremation container from which there is any evidence of leakage of the body fluids from the human remains therein.D. Whenever human remains
10.29.19.06.htm 10.29.19.06. 06 Identification Immediately Before Cremation; Simultaneous Cremation of Multiple Human Remains.. A. Immediately before being placed within the cremation chamber, the individual authorized under this subtitle shall:1) Verify the identification of the human remains; and. 2) Place in the cremator the circular hard metal identification tag of the human remains being cremated where it shall remain in place until the cremation process is complete.B. The permit holder’s de
10.29.19.07.htm 10.29.19.07. 07 Cremation Authorization.. A. Except as otherwise provided in COMAR 10.29.18.02, a permit holder may not cremate human remains until:1) The body has been identified as required under Health Occupation Article, §7-411, Annotated Code of Maryland;2) The permit holder crematory has received:. a) A cremation authorization on a form approved by the Board and signed by an authorizing agent;. b) If applicable, a written delegation document or facsimile; and.
10.29.19.08.htm 10.29.19.08. 08 Record of Receipt of Remains.. A. A permit holder shall provide to an individual who delivers human remains for cremation a receipt signed by both the permit holder authority and the individual 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 of the deceased;. 4) Gender of deceased;.
10.29.19.09.htm 10.29.19.09. 09 Use of a Casket; Embalming.. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, a permit holder 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 require the authorizing agen
10.29.19.10.htm 10.29.19.10. 10 Disposition of Cremated Human Remains.. A. On 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.
10.29.19.11.htm 10.29.19.11. 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;.
10.29.19.12.htm 10.29.19.12. 12 Visitors.. A. The permit holder or designated crematory operator shall:. 1) Submit to the Board the number of persons not affiliated with the operations of the crematory who can safely be within the same room and within 10 feet of the cremator door; and2) Verify to the Board that the 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, 2014, shall construct a v
10.29.19.9999.htm 10.29.19.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 14, 2014 (41:7 Md. R. 421).
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