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The placement of cremated or whole human remains in their final resting place. A Permit for Disposition must be filed with the local registrar before disposition can take place.
The act of removing human remains that have been interred.
Any final disposition of human remains, without formal viewing, visitation, or ceremony with the body present.
A person (as defined) authorized by law to practice direct disposition.
The process by which a legal description of a cemetery site is filed with a declaration that the property is to be used exclusively for cemetery purposes.
One who is no longer living.
A legal document containing vital statistics pertaining to the life and death of the deceased.
A space in a mausoleum or other building to hold cremated or whole human remains.
Any person (as defined) who conducts or performs a cremation.
Any person (as defined) that owns or controls a crematory.
A structure containing a furnace or retort used or intended to be used for the cremation of human remains.
A legal document issued by a local regulatory authority giving permission for cremation of the deceased.enclosed receptacle, which is combustible, rigid, and leak-resistant, that is designed for the encasement of human remains prior to and during cremation.
An enclosed receptacle, which is combustible, rigid, and leak-resistant, that is designed for the encasement of human remains prior to and during cremation.
The enclosed space in which the cremation of human remains is performed.
Exposing human remains and the container holding them to extreme heat and flame and processing the resulting bone fragments to a uniform size and consistency.
A receptacle in which cremated remains are placed awaiting final disposition.
The bone fragments remaining after the cremation process, which may include the residue of any foreign materials that were cremated with the human remains.
The mixing of cremated remains of more than one decedent.
A structure with niches (small spaces) for placement of cremated remains in urns or other approved containers. It may be outdoors or part of a mausoleum.
Opening and closing graves, crypts, or niches; setting grave liners and vaults; setting markers; and long-term maintenance of cemetery grounds and facilities.
A grave, crypt, niche, or defined area for scattering cremated remains.
Any person (as defined) that owns or controls a cemetery or conducts cemetery business.
A place that is established, maintained, managed, operated, or improved and which is dedicated to and used or intended to be used for the final disposition of human remains and their memorialization.
A box or chest for burying human remains.
A rigid container which is designed for the encasement of human remains and which is usually constructed of wood, metal, or like material, and ornamented and lined with fabric.
Any item of service or merchandise described to a purchaser as a “cash advance”, “accommodation”, “cash disbursement”, or similar term. A cash advance item is also any item obtained from a third party and paid for by the seller on the purchaser’s behalf. Cash advance items may include, but are not limited to, cemetery or crematory services; pallbearers; public transportation; clergy honoraria, flowers; musicians or singers; nurses; obituary notices; gratuities; and death certificates.
A legal document issued by a local regulatory authority authorizing final disposition of human remains.
One who benefits from an act, such as one for whom a prepaid contract is entered into or the successor-in-interest of a life insurance policy.
A pre-placed enclosed chamber, which is usually constructed of reinforced concrete, poured in place or pre-cast unit installed in quantity, either side by side or multiple depth, and covered by earth or sod and known also as a lawn crypt, turf-top crypt, etc.
A non-metal receptacle or enclosure, without ornamentation or a fixed interior lining, which is designed for the encasement of human remains and which is made of cardboard, pressed-wood, composition materials (with or without an outside covering), or pouches of canvas or other materials.
The meeting occurring either at need or pre-need between the seller and the purchaser during which funeral and cemetery merchandise and services are discussed.
The charge to the purchaser in conjunction with the arrangement conference.