The intent and meaning of certain words and phrases as used in
-A40, 19a-36-A41 and 19a-36-A42 are as follows:
Washed. A dead human body
shall be considered as washed when the entire surface of the body has been
bathed with a disinfecting solution.
Embalmed. A body shall be
considered embalmed when it has had injected into the circulatory system
embalming fluid in an amount not less than five per cent of the body weight and
when such cavities have been injected as may be necessary to properly preserve
the body and render it sanitary.
Wrapped. A body shall be
considered as wrapped when it has been bandaged with five thicknesses of cloth
saturated with a disinfecting solution, provided, when a body has been
embalmed, the face, arms and hands need not be so bandaged.
Embalming fluid. For the
purposes mentioned in section 19a-36-A40, an embalming fluid shall be a fluid
containing not less than four per cent formaldehyde gas by weight.
Disinfecting solution. A
disinfecting solution shall be an aqueous solution containing not less than
five per cent of phenol by weight, a 1-500 solution of bichloride of mercury or
such other solution as shall be equivalent to five per cent phenol in
germicidal action when tested in the presence of organic matter by a method and
in a laboratory that has met the approval of the state department of health for
that purpose, provided such other solution shall have been approved in writing
by the commissioner of health. The active ingredients shall be named on the
label of any package or container in which a disinfecting solution is offered