2013 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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367.97524 Cremation authorization form required -- Disposal or delivery of
A crematory authority shall not conduct any cremations, nor accept a body for
cremation, unless it has a cremation authorization form signed by the
authorizing agent clearly stating the disposition to be made of the cremated
Cremated remains shall be disposed of by placing them in a grave, crypt, or
niche; by scattering them in a scattering area; or in any manner on the private
property of a consenting owner. The crematory authority may deliver, either in
person or by registered mail, the cremated remains to the designated individual
specified on the cremation authorization form. Upon receipt of the cremated
remains, the individual receiving them may keep or transport them in any
manner in this Commonwealth without a permit. After delivery, the crematory
authority shall be discharged from any legal obligation or liability concerning
the cremated remains relative to disposition.
A crematory authority or a licensed funeral director arranging a cremation shall
not be held liable for good faith reliance on representations made by the
authorizing agent regarding the authority to cremate.
Effective:July 14, 2000
History: Amended 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 171, sec. 1, effective July 14, 2000. -Created 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 140, sec. 8, effective July 15, 1994.
CHAPTER 367 - CONSUMER PROTECTION
367.97524 Cremation authorization form required -- Disposal or delivery of cremated remains.
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