Mich. Admin. Code R. 325.1 - Preparation and transportation of bodies dead from certain causes; permission for public funeral

Rule 1.

(1) The bodies of those who have died of diphtheria, meningococcic infections, plague, poliomyelitis, scarlet fever, or smallpox shall not be transported or accepted for transportation unless they have been prepared for shipment by being thoroughly embalmed and disinfected by arterial and cavity injection with an accepted embalming fluid. This preparation must be effected by an embalmer licensed with the state of Michigan.
(2) When bodies are transported under this rule, notice must be sent by the shipping embalmer to the health officer of the jurisdiction where the body is to be received, advising the date and time of arrival.
(3) Public funerals may be conducted, provided that prior permission is obtained from the local health officer. When permission is granted, persons in isolated areas may be released for the purpose of accompanying the body to a funeral home, church, or cemetery, provided that they:
(a) Use a separate car or means of conveyance.
(b) Remain in a separate room or separate from the public and avoid proximity to others in attendance.
(c) Return to the area or isolation and remain there until premises are released from isolation and quarantine.


Mich. Admin. Code R. 325.1
2016 MR 24, Eff. 2/4/2016

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