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49 Pa. Code § 13.172. Place of preparation of all human remains.

§ 13.172. Place of preparation of all human remains.

 (a)  Human remains, whether entrusted to the funeral establishment by friends, next of kin or public authorities, shall be completely prepared in the preparation room of an approved establishment.

 (b)  The only exception to subsection (a) shall exist in the case of a preautopsy embalming performed in cooperation with a licensed physician for the sole purpose of a pathology examination in a place approved by the Board.


   The provisions of this §  13.172 adopted October 19, 1973, effective October 20, 1973, 3 Pa.B. 2392; amended November 11, 1977, effective November 12, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 3306. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (12929) to (12930).

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