2012 California Codes
HSC - Health and Safety Code
DIVISION 7 - DEAD BODIES [7000 - 8030]
CHAPTER 1 - Definitions
Section 7010

CA Health & Safety Code § 7010 (through 2013 Leg Sess) What's This?

“Cremation” means the process by which the following three steps are taken:

(a)  The reduction of the body of a deceased human to its essential elements by incineration.

(b)  The repositioning or moving of the body or remains during incineration to facilitate the process.

(c)  The processing of the remains after removal from the cremation chamber pursuant to Section 7010.3.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 436, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 2002.)

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