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65-1712. Rules and regulations; submission to secretary of health and environment; penalty for violations. The state board of mortuary arts shall from time to time adopt rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the laws of this state or of the United States, whereby the performance of the duties of the secretary and the board and the practice of embalming dead human bodies and transportation of same shall be regulated. Rules and regulations relating to embalming and transporting dead human bodies shall be adopted by the board after having first been submitted to and approved by the secretary of health and environment. All companies or individuals operating or controlling common carriers and public and private conveyances and all licensed embalmers in this state shall obey the rules and regulations when adopted and published as provided by law, and any licensed embalmer, or any person or owner having charge of any such common carrier or public or private conveyance, who refuses or neglects to obey such rules and regulations shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and for each offense shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $200.

History: L. 1909, ch. 225, § 9; R.S. 1923, 65-1712; L. 1965, ch. 506, § 30; L. 1979, ch. 188, § 5; L. 1985, ch. 215, § 7; July 1.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Transportation of dead body for disposition where deceased had an infectious or contagious disease, notification of certain persons, see 65-2438.


1. Board has authority to promulgate and enforce rules. Miller v. State Board of Embalming, 110 Kan. 135, 139, 202 P. 619.

2. Rules of embalming board must be reasonable. Miller v. State Board of Embalming, 110 Kan. 135, 139, 202 P. 619.

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