2014 South Dakota Codified Laws
Chapter 26A - Crematories And Cremations
§ 34-26A-16 Holding human remains before cremation--Refrigeration--Leaking cremationcontainer need not be accepted.

SD Codified L § 34-26A-16 (2014) What's This?

34-26A-16. Holding human remains before cremation--Refrigeration--Leaking cremation container need not be accepted. A crematory authority may hold human remains, before the cremation of the remains, according to the following subdivisions:

(1) If a crematory authority is unable to cremate the human remains immediately upon taking custody of the remains, the crematory authority shall place the unembalmed human remains in a refrigerated holding facility;

(2) No crematory authority may be required to accept for holding a cremation container from which there is any evidence of leakage of the body fluids from the human remains therein; and

(3) Human remains that are not embalmed shall be held within a refrigerated facility.
Source: SL 1988, ch 283, § 16.

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