2014 South Dakota Codified Laws
Title 34 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
Chapter 26A - Crematories And Cremations
§ 34-26A-3 Construction and maintenance of crematory--Operation under licensed funeraldirector or establishment--Exception--Building and zoning regulations.
34-26A-3. Construction and maintenance of crematory--Operation under licensed funeral director or establishment--Exception--Building and zoning regulations. Any resident of this state, or any cemetery, funeral establishment, corporation, partnership, joint venture, voluntary organization, or any other entity may erect, maintain, and operate a crematory in this state and provide the necessary appliances and facilities for the cremation of human remains in accordance with this chapter. The operation of any crematory in this state shall be under the direction and supervision of a licensed funeral director and a licensed funeral establishment, each licensed pursuant to chapter 36-19. However, any medical facility cremating either whole or specific body parts does not need to be under the direction and supervision of a licensed funeral director and licensed funeral establishment. A crematory shall conform with all local building codes and environmental standards, and it may be constructed on, or adjacent to, any cemetery, on or adjacent to any funeral establishment that is zoned commercial or industrial, or at any other location consistent with local zoning regulations.
Source: SL 1988, ch 283, § 3; SL 2014, ch 170, § 1.
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