2010 Nevada Code
TITLE 40 PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
Chapter 451 Dead Bodies
NRS 451.700 Disposition of cremated remains: Restrictions on manner and location.

NRS 451.700 Disposition of cremated remains: Restrictions on manner and location.

1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 or authorized by the agent who ordered the cremation, no person may:

(a) Scatter cremated remains in such a manner or location that the remains are commingled with those of another person; or

(b) Place the cremated remains of more than one person in the same urn unless the persons are friends or members of the same family and the urn is designed for the remains of more than one person.

2. Cremated remains may be scattered at sea or over a public waterway, or by air, from individual closed vessels, or scattered in an area of a dedicated cemetery from which there is no means of location or recovery and which is used exclusively for this purpose.

3. Cremated remains may be disposed of in any manner upon private property if the agent who ordered the cremation so directs and the owner of the property consents in writing.

4. Cremated remains for disposition pursuant to subsection 2 or 3 must be, and any other cremated remains may be, reduced to particles no larger than 1/8 of an inch.

(Added to NRS by 1993, 2605)




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