Bill No.: HB0042 Drafter: JDA
LSO No.: 09LSO-0285 Effective Date: 7/1/2009
Enrolled Act No.: HEA0071
Chapter No.: 125
Prime Sponsor: Representative Zwonitzer, Dv.
Catch Title: Burial arrangements.
Subject: Burial arrangements.
ˇ ˇ This bill addresses the issue of how to handle burial arrangements when a decedent does not provide written instructions concerning entombment, burial or cremation.
ˇ If no written instructions are provided the undertaker or funeral director is required to obtain consent from a specified list of relatives, who are authorized to consent in a priority listing to burial arrangements for the decedent.
ˇ The bill provides a prioritization and procedure to follow if conflicting instructions are provided.
ˇ ˇ If consent is not provided within seven days of the decedent's death, the coroner is authorized to provide consent.
ˇ ˇ The bill provides immunity from civil liability for funeral directors and undertakers acting in accordance with the section.