37.116.103 TRANSPORTATION OF DEAD HUMAN BODIES
(1) The body of a person who died or is suspected by the person's health care provider, the coroner, or the local health officer of dying with a disease listed in ARM 37.116.102(3) may not be transported unless enclosed in a hermetically sealed casket or alternative container and the plans for transporting the container are approved by the local health officer.
(2) The body of a person who, at the time of death, did not have a disease listed in ARM 37.116.102(3) :
(a) when removed from the place of death to a mortuary, must be transported by removal cot, transport stretcher or alternative container;
(b) must be placed in a casket or alternative container in order to be transported by common carrier. If such body is en route more than eight hours, or if the termination of common carrier transport occurs more than 36 hours after the time of death, the body must be either embalmed or refrigerated at 35 E F or colder, so as to prevent or substantially retard decomposition and the resultant effluents and odors;
(c) when being transported by a private conveyer and the body will not reach its destination within 48 hours after the time of death, must be either embalmed or refrigerated at 35 E F or colder, so as to prevent or substantially retard decomposition and the resultant effluents and odors.
History: Sec. 50-1-202, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-1-202, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 1587, Eff. 6/13/80; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 850, Eff. 5/12/95; TRANS & AMD, from DHES, 1999 MAR p. 345, Eff. 2/26/99.