2006 Ohio Revised Code - [5101.52.1] 5101.521.Burial or cremation of body at subdivision\'s expense.
When the body of a dead person is found in a township or municipal corporation, and such person was not an inmate of a correctional, benevolent, or charitable institution of this state, and the body is not claimed by any person for private interment or cremation at the person's own expense, or delivered for the purpose of medical or surgical study or dissection in accordance with section 1713.34 of the Revised Code, it shall be disposed of as follows:
(A) If the person was a legal resident of the county, the proper officers of the township or municipal corporation in which the person's body was found shall cause it to be buried or cremated at the expense of the township or municipal corporation in which the person had a legal residence at the time of death.
(B) If the person had a legal residence in any other county of the state at the time of death, the superintendent of the county home of the county in which such body was found shall cause it to be buried or cremated at the expense of the township or municipal corporation in which the person had a legal residence at the time of death.
(C) If the person was an inmate of a correctional institution of the county or a patient or resident of a benevolent institution of the county, the person had no legal residence in the state, or the person's legal residence is unknown, the superintendent shall cause the person to be buried or cremated at the expense of the county.
Such officials shall provide, at the grave of the person or, if the person's cremated remains are buried, at the grave of the person's cremated remains, a stone or concrete marker on which the person's name and age, if known, and date of death shall be inscribed.
HISTORY: RS § 1500a; 84 v 283; 93 v 274; 99 v 357; GC § 3495; 108 v PtI, 266; Bureau of Code Revision, RC § 5113.15, 10-1-53; 136 v S 293 (Eff 12-2-75); RC § 5101.52.1, 144 v H 298 (Eff 7-26-91); 145 v H 571 (Eff 10-6-94); 147 v S 117 (Eff 8-5-98)); 149 v H 94. Eff 6-6-2001.
The effective date is set by section 206 of HB 94.
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