.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 leakage of the body fluids from the human remains therein.

D. Whenever a crematory authority is unable to cremate human remains within 48 hours of taking custody thereof due to emergency circumstances, the crematory authority shall maintain the human remains in a refrigerated holding facility, either on or off site, at 40 F or less, unless the remains have been embalmed.