2017 Maryland Code
Health - General
Title 5 - Death
Subtitle 5 - Miscellaneous Provisions
§ 5-514. Burial or disposal of body.

  • (a) In general. -- An individual may not bury or dispose of a body except:
    • (1) In a family burial plot or other area allowed by a local ordinance;
    • (2) In a crematory;
    • (3) In a cemetery;
    • (4) By donating the body to medical science; or
    • (5) By removing the body to another state for final disposition in accordance with the laws of the other state.
  • (b) Violations; penalty. -- An individual who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $ 5,000 or both.
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