24.147.1110 INTEGRITY OF IDENTIFICATION OF HUMAN REMAINS
(1) To maintain the integrity of the identification of human remains, a crematory must:
(a) follow the requirements in ARM 24.147.1111; and
(b) develop procedures and train crematory operators and crematory technicians on those procedures in order to accurately maintain the identification of the remains throughout the cremation process. At minimum, the following must be addressed in the procedures:
(i) upon receipt of the human remains, the crematory operator or crematory technician must examine the ART form and any preneed cremation authorization. Those forms must be kept with the cremation container at all times;
(ii) prior to cremation, the crematory operator or crematory technician must assign a number to the remains from a sequentially numbered metal tag. The number on the assigned tag must be recorded on all cremation documents and the cremation log described in ARM 24.147.1105;
(iii) the crematory operator or crematory technician must place the metal tag on the outside of the cremation chamber retort during the cremation;
(iv) the crematory operator or crematory technician must place the metal tag on the cremation container or tray during final processing of the remains;
(v) following final processing, the crematory operator or crematory technician must ensure the metal tag is kept with the remains. If the remains do not fit within one temporary container, then the temporary containers must be identified and labeled per ARM 24.147.1111; and
(vi) the crematory operator or crematory technician must affix an identification label to:
(A) the temporary container;
(B) an urn, as defined in 37-19-101(34), MCA; or
(C) a sealed container.
History: 37-19-202, 37-19-703, MCA; IMP, 37-19-703, 37-19-704, 37-19-705, 37-19-707, 37-19-708, 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; AMD, 2020 MAR p. 670, Eff. 4/18/20.