Undisposed of remains -- Entrusting to funeral homes or mortuaries.
Whenever anyone shall die within a county without making prior plans for the disposition of his or her body and there is no other person willing to provide for the disposition of the body, the county coroner shall cause such body to be entrusted to a funeral home in the county where the body is found. Except in counties where the county coroner or medical examiner has established a preferred funeral home using a qualified bidding process, disposition shall be on a rotation basis, which shall treat equally all funeral homes or mortuaries desiring to participate, such rotation to be established by the coroner after consultation with representatives of the funeral homes or mortuaries in the county or counties involved.
[2011 c 16 § 1; 2009 c 549 § 4038; 1969 ex.s. c 259 § 2.]
|Human remains that have not been disposed: RCW 68.50.230. |