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PDFWAC 308-47-050

Processing of cremated human remains.

(1) Upon completion of the cremation, the products of the cremation process must be removed from the cremation chamber, with the exception of residue.
(2) The cremation products must be placed within an individual container or tray in such a way that will insure against commingling with other cremated human remains.
(3) Identification must be attached to the container or tray.
(4) All cremated human remains must undergo processing to comply with applicable legal requirements.
(5) Processing or pulverization of cremated human remains may not be required if cremated human remains are to be placed in a cemetery, mausoleum, columbarium, or building devoted exclusively to religious purposes, or where religious or cultural beliefs oppose the practice.
(6) All body prostheses, bridgework, or similar items removed from the cremated human remains during processing will be disposed of by the crematory, as directed by the authorizing agent.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.175(4). WSR 02-19-019, ยง 308-47-050, filed 9/9/02, effective 10/10/02.]
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