(1) To the extent practicable the remains of individuals who die at a state veterans home shall be disposed of in accordance with instructions given prior to death.
(2) An individual or his/her survivors (in the line of succession as designated in RCW 68.50.160
) may request burial in the state veterans home cemetery, if the state veterans home has a cemetery, when the deceased is a resident of the state veterans home at the time of death.
(3) A nonresident spouse of a former resident who is buried in the facility's cemetery may request burial in the state veterans home cemetery, unless the spouse has remarried. If the spouse wishes to be buried in the facility's cemetery, he/she makes such a request with the knowledge that his/her remains will be cremated and buried in the same gravesite as the former resident.
(4) Funeral arrangements and all burial costs shall be the responsibility of the deceased individual's estate or his/her survivors (or the county if there are no survivors) in accordance with RCW 68.50.160
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.60A.070, chapter 72.36 RCW and 2001 2nd sp.s. c 4. 01-23-001, § 484-20-145, filed 11/7/01, effective 12/8/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.60A.070 and chapter 72.36 RCW. 94-22-050, § 484-20-145, filed 10/31/94, effective 12/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.60A.070. 92-17-046, § 484-20-145, filed 8/14/92, effective 9/14/92; 80-09-069 (Order 80-01), § 484-20-145, filed 7/17/80; Order 7659, § 484-20-145, filed 7/28/77.]