2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:6-39 - Bodies in receiving vaults
26:6-39. Bodies in receiving vaults
No unembalmed dead body shall be permitted to remain longer than 48 hours in a receiving vault in this State, the depth of which is less than 5 feet below the natural surface of the ground. This section shall not apply to properly constructed receiving vaults which prevent the escape of noxious and unhealthy gases.
Amended by L.1965, c. 78, s. 24.
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