Issue Date: August 22, 2014
Volume 41 • Issue 17 • Page 976
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
Subtitle 29 BOARD OF MORTICIANS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS
10.29.17 Crematories — Permit, Licensing, and Fees
Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§7-101, 7-102, 7-205, and 7-316, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .02 under COMAR 10.29.17 Crematories — Permit, Licensing, and Fees.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to authorize a crematory to cremate the human remains of one decedent prior to obtaining a permit to operate a crematory from the Board only if the cremation is conducted as part of a manufacturer’s training course on the cremation machinery and only if the person or persons with the right to final disposition are notified and give permission prior to the cremation.
Comparison to Federal Standards
There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.
Estimate of Economic Impact
The proposed action has no economic impact.
Economic Impact on Small Businesses
The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.
Impact on Individuals with Disabilities
The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.
Opportunity for Public Comment
Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through September 22, 2014. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
.02 Permit — Issuing Agency.
A.—B. (text unchanged)
C. Before obtaining a permit from the Board, a crematory may cremate the human remains of one decedent provided the:
(1) Cremation is only performed as part of the manufacturer’s operator training course for the cremation machinery in which the cremation takes place; and
(2) The person or persons with the right to final disposition of the decedent are notified and have given permission before the cremation.
JOSHUA M. SHARFSTEIN, M.D.
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene