24.147.1102    CASKET/CONTAINERS

(1) All caskets and alternative containers holding human remains presented at a crematory for cremation shall:

(a) be closed to provide a complete covering for the human remains;

(b) be composed of readily combustible materials suitable for cremation;

(c) be resistant to leakage or spillage;

(d) be sufficiently rigid for handling with ease;

(e) provide protection for the health and safety of crematory personnel; and

(f) have the name of the deceased affixed to it in a permanent, plainly visible manner.

(2) The crematory may, as notified or disclosed on a cremation authorization form, remove noncombustible materials such as handles or rails from caskets or containers prior to cremation and discard them in a nonrecoverable manner.

(3) A crematory that sells urns and combustible containers directly to the public is deemed to be providing "funeral services" and "funeral goods" and must comply with the funeral rule referenced at ARM 24.147.406.

History: 37-19-202, 37-19-703, MCA; IMP, 37-19-705, MCA; NEW, 1993 MAR p. 2670, Eff. 11/11/93; TRANS, from Commerce, 2002 MAR p. 790; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2017, Eff. 9/5/14.