S.C. Code Regs. 61-19.900.903 - Authorization for Disinterment and Reinterment

A. Except as otherwise provided by statute, a permit for disinterment and reinterment of human remains shall be required prior to disinterment of a dead body or fetus.
B. A disinterment permit shall be issued only upon receipt of the form prescribed by the State Registrar signed by the next of kin and the person who is to perform the disinterment or upon receipt of an order of a court of competent jurisdiction directing such disinterment. The permit shall be permission for disinterment, transportation, and reinterment.
C. Human remains deposited in a receiving vault shall not be considered a disinterment when removed from the vault for final disposition.
D. The funeral director to whom the permit is issued shall retain a copy. A copy shall be used during transportation and filed with the sexton or person in charge of the cemetery of reinterment. The funeral director shall return a copy to the Bureau of Vital Statistics showing the date of reinterment.
E. The permit requirement of this section shall not apply to disinterment or reinterment of a dead body or fetus when death occurred before 1915.


S.C. Code Regs. 61-19.900.903
Replaced and amended by State Register Volume 40, Issue No. 06, eff. 6/24/2016.

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