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65-1765. Failure to remove pacemaker or hazardous implants; liability for damage. If an authorizing agent informs the funeral director, assistant funeral director, embalmer, crematory operator or the crematory operator in charge on the cremation authorization form of the presence of a pacemaker or hazardous implant in the dead human body such informed person shall be responsible for ensuring that all necessary steps have been taken to remove the pacemaker or hazardous implant. Should anyone who delivers a dead human body to a crematory after being informed that a pacemaker or hazardous implant is within the dead human body fail to ensure that the pacemaker or hazardous implant has been removed from the dead human body pursuant to subsection (b) of K.S.A. 65-1762, and amendments thereto, prior to delivery, and should the dead human body be cremated with the pacemaker or hazardous implant, then such individual who delivered the dead human body to the crematory shall be liable for all resulting damages.

History: L. 2001, ch. 183, § 6; L. 2010, ch. 131, § 12; July 1, 2011.


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