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17-1324. Plans for mausoleums or vaults; approval by secretary of health and environment. When any person, firm, or corporation, shall desire to build, construct, or erect any mausoleum, vault, or burial structure, the same to be built or constructed entirely above the ground, or partly by excavation, and to be built, constructed and erected so that the same may contain one or more deceased human bodies for permanent interment, before proceeding to build, construct, or erect such mausoleum, vault or other structure, shall present and file a copy of all the plans and specifications for such construction with the secretary of health and environment of the state of Kansas, and before approving such plans and specifications said secretary shall be satisfied beyond any doubt that the said mausoleum, vault, or other structure would be absolutely permanent and sanitary, and if approved, said approval shall be evidenced by a certificate in writing signed by the secretary, may proceed with the construction and erection of such mausoleum, vault or other structure.

History: L. 1917, ch. 85, § 1; R.S. 1923, 17-1324; L. 1975, ch. 462, § 12; July 1.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. In action for wrongful disturbance of dead body, defense hereunder not sustained. Hamilton v. Individual Mausoleum Co., 149 Kan. 216, 221, 86 P.2d 501.


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