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28 Pa. Code § 27.203. Preparation for burial or transportation of deceased human bodies.

§ 27.203. Preparation for burial or transportation of deceased human bodies.

 In the preparation for burial of a body of a person who had died of amebiasis, anthrax, cholera, diphtheria, plague, poliomyelitis, scarlet fever, shigellosis, smallpox, typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever, salmonellosis or other known or suspected communicable diseases, it shall be the duty of the undertaker or person acting as such to disinfect thoroughly by arterial and cavity injection with approved disinfectant fluid and to wash the surface of the body with an efficient germicidal solution and to effectually plug the body orifices.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  125.14 (relating to removal of dead body from patient unit to morgue).

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