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
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