2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5716 - Cremation of bodies

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5716 (2017)

§5716. Cremation of bodies

If the cremation of a body is requested, the funeral director shall immediately notify the coroner who has jurisdiction in the death. If, after the necessary investigation, the coroner is satisfied that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, he shall issue a permit for cremation. If the investigation reveals suspicious circumstances or the reasonable probability of the commission of a crime, the coroner shall deny the permit.

Amended by Acts 1952, No. 151, §2. Acts 1984, No. 570, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:1566 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.

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