2019 Indiana Code
Title 23. Business and Other Associations
Article 14. Cemetery Associations
Chapter 31. Cremation
23-14-31-45. Disposition of cremated remains where no instructions exist

Universal Citation: IN Code § 23-14-31-45 (2019)
IC 23-14-31-45 Disposition of cremated remains where no instructions exist

Sec. 45. (a) After completion of the cremation process, if a crematory authority existing on cemetery property has not been instructed to arrange for the interment, entombment, inurnment, or scattering of the cremated remains, the crematory authority shall deliver the cremated remains to the funeral director of record not later than thirty (30) days after the date of cremation. After delivery of the cremated remains, the crematory authority is discharged from any legal obligation or liability concerning the disposition of the cremated remains.

(b) A funeral director may hold remains returned by a crematory authority for not longer than sixty (60) days from the date of cremation and may dispose of the remains as previously arranged, or if no arrangement has been made, at the end of sixty (60) days, in any legal manner.

(c) A funeral director and crematory authority shall observe religious practices or preferences specified by the authorizing agent.

As added by P.L.231-1995, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.112-2014, SEC.3.

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