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 wand to inspect for the presence of any battery operated, implanted devices including pacemakers, defibrillators, or pain relief devices;

(3) Refuse to accept human remains for cremation if an inspection of the human remains indicates the presence of any battery operated, implanted device;

(4) Remove and properly dispose of any hazardous object or any other materials that the permitted designee of the crematory authority deems should be removed from the human remains or cremation container in order to prevent harm to the public health or damage to the cremator;

(5) Remove any jewelry on the human remains or in the cremation container;

(6) Return any removed jewelry to the authorizing agent or representative of the funeral establishment engaging cremation services; and

(7) Obtain a signed, itemized receipt from the authorizing agent or representative of the funeral establishment engaging cremation services for the removed jewelry and retain the receipt as a permanent record.

B. Foreign objects removed from the human remains:

(1) Shall be treated as medical waste and disposed of accordingly; and

(2) May not be donated until a sterilization process through a third party, recognized by the Office, to dispose properly of medical waste has been performed.

C. Materials identifying the human remains placed in the custody of a crematory authority shall contain the following information:

(1) Name;

(2) Date of birth;

(3) Date of death;

(4) Name of funeral establishment or authorizing agent;

(5) Gender; and

(6) Name and relationship of authorizing agent to the decedent.

D. A crematory authority shall not accept unidentified human remains for cremation.