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65-1762. Supervision; crematory operator license requirement; cremation requirements; authorization form and coroner's permit. (a) The licensed crematory operator in charge shall supervise the licensed crematory on a full-time or a part-time basis and perform such other duties relating to the supervision of a licensed crematory as prescribed by the board by rules and regulations. The crematory operator in charge of a licensed crematory must hold a Kansas crematory operator's license. Additionally, a crematory operator in charge must hold a funeral director's license unless the crematory only receives dead human bodies for cremation through licensed funeral establishments or branch funeral establishments.

(b) Only licensed crematory operators may perform cremation.

(c) No crematory operator or crematory operator in charge shall cremate or cause to be cremated any dead human body until it has received:

(1) A cremation authorization form signed by an authorizing agent. The written authorization shall include:

(A) The identity of the dead human body and the time and date of death;

(B) the name of the funeral director or assistant funeral director and the funeral establishment or branch establishment, or the authorizing agent, that obtained the cremation authorization;

(C) notification as to whether the cause of death occurred from a disease declared by the department of health and environment to be infectious, contagious, communicable or dangerous to the public health;

(D) the name of the authorizing agent and the relationship between the authorizing agent and the decedent;

(E) authorization for the crematory to cremate the dead human body;

(F) a representation that the dead human body does not contain a pacemaker or any other material or implant that may be potentially hazardous or cause damage to the cremation chamber or the person performing the cremation;

(G) the name of the person authorized to receive the cremated remains from the crematory; and

(H) the signature of the authorizing agent, attesting to the accuracy of all representations contained on the cremation authorization form.

(2) A completed and executed coroner's permit to cremate, as is provided in K.S.A. 65-2426a, and amendments thereto, indicating that the dead human body is to be cremated.

History: L. 2001, ch. 183, § 3; L. 2004, ch. 43, § 1; L. 2010, ch. 131, § 9; July 1, 2011.

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