Issue Date: May 17, 2013
Volume 40, Issue 10, Pages 931—932
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
Subtitle 29 BOARD OF MORTICIANS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS
10.29.22 General Regulations
Authority: Health-General Article, §5-513; Health Occupations Article, §7-205; Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health and Mental proposes to adopt new Regulation .01 under a new chapter, COMAR 10.29.22 General Regulations. This action was considered at a public meeting on February 13, 2013, notice of which was given by posting on the Board’s website at http://dhmh.maryland.gov/bom/SitePages/mtgdates.aspx pursuant to State Government Article, §10-506(c)(1), Annotated Code of Maryland.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to require that a refrigeration unit used in the storage of human remains shall be kept at a temperature of lower than 44 degrees Fahrenheit.
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 W. Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, Maryland 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 June 17, 2013. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
.01 Temperature of Refrigeration Units.
A refrigeration unit used in the storage of human remains shall be kept at a temperature lower than 44 degrees Fahrenheit.
JOSHUA M. SHARFSTEIN, M.D.
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene