2019 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health and Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health and Safety
Chapter 17 - Death and Disposition of the Dead
Subchapter 14 - Missing in America Project Act
§ 20-17-1403. Verification That the Decedent Was a Veteran

Universal Citation: AR Code § 20-17-1403 (2019)
  • (a)

    • (1) The authorizing agent shall conduct a diligent search with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to determine whether the decedent was a veteran if:

      • (A) The decedent is eighteen (18) years of age or older; and

      • (B) The remains are determined to be unclaimed remains.

    • (2) The search must be completed within five (5) days after the decedent's death.

  • (b) The authorizing agent may share identifying information of the decedent with a veterans service organization or the Department of Veterans Affairs and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to:

    • (1) Determine whether the decedent was a veteran; and

    • (2) Verify that the decedent is entitled to veteran interment benefits.

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