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49 Pa. Code § 13.184. Prompt disposal of a deceased body.

§ 13.184. Prompt disposal of a deceased body.

 A funeral director shall promptly prepare and bury bodies which are entrusted to his funeral establishment for that purpose and may not allow the retention of a dead human body at his establishment or elsewhere for a total of more than 10 days without first obtaining special permission from the Board. This section does not prohibit the transfer of a deceased body to a receiving vault located in a cemetery. In such case, the body shall be retained in accordance with 28 Pa. Code §  1.22 (relating to structures for the dead).


   The provisions of this §  13.184 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 page (12932).

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