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 has successfully passed an inspection.

D. If the Board finds a deficiency, the Board shall:

(1) Within 7 days, notify the permit holder of the deficiency or failure to pass the inspection; and

(2) Provide a copy of the inspection report to the permit holder within 30 days.

E. Correction of Deficiency.

(1) Except as provided in this section, a permit holder shall correct a deficiency within 30 days after receipt of notification or sooner as determined by the Board.

(2) The Board may require immediate correction of a deficiency if the Board considers the correction necessary in the interest of public health.

(3) The permit holder may request an extension of time for correction of a deficiency.

(4) The Board may approve an extension of time for correction of a deficiency.

(5) Upon completion of correction of all deficiencies, the permit holder shall notify the Board.

(6) Upon notification by the permit holder, a representative of the Board shall re-inspect the crematory.

(7) The Board shall notify the permit holder in writing of the results of the re-inspection by providing a copy of a new inspection report to the permit holder.

(8) If re-inspection reveals additional deficiencies not cited in the first report, the permit holder shall correct those deficiencies in the time period specified by the Board unless an extension of time is requested by the permit holder and approved by the Board.

F. Penalties. In the event that a permit holder fails to allow an inspection of the crematory or fails to comply with a notice to correct deficiencies or violations within the time specified, the Board shall:

(1) Deem the failure to be a threat to the public health, safety, or welfare and requiring emergency action;

(2) Summarily suspend the crematory permit as provided under State Government Article, §10-226(c)(2), Annotated Code of Maryland;

(3) Provide notice of the Board’s action to the permit holder; and

(4) Provide the permit holder an opportunity to be heard.