A funeral establishment or branch establishment shall:
(1) Have an exclusive area/office at an
identified location for conducting the business which is accessible to the
Provide private and
secure area(s) for holding human remains which will include:
(a) A mechanically or commercially acceptable
refrigerated holding area of adequate capacity for unembalmed remains with a
maximum temperature of 48 degrees Fahrenheit or as determined by chapter
(b) A sink with hot
and cold running water;
receptacles for soiled linens, bandages, refuse and other waste materials which
meet OSHA, WISHA, department of health and any other applicable
(d) Adequate chemicals
for the disinfection of human remains and the equipment used in handling and
caring for human remains;
Chemical storage that meets OSHA, WISHA, department of health and any other
(3) Provide rest rooms that are available for
staff and the public.
(4) In the
case where the holding of human remains is not provided at this facility,
provide the identification of the facility upon request to the board and the
individual or individuals that has/have the right to control the disposition of
the human remains where this establishment or branch provides for the holding
and/or preparation of the human remains entrusted to its care (this off-site
facility must meet the requirements of subsection (2) of this
(5) Provide for the
privacy of uncasketed human remains in vehicles used for transportation of the
remains by screening, curtains, or adequately tinted windows.
Provide a room used exclusively for
embalming human remains if embalming is performed at the establishment or
branch. Such room shall be maintained and kept in a clean sanitary condition.
Every embalming and preparation room shall be constructed, equipped, and
maintained as follows:
(a) The surfaces of the
floor, walls, and ceiling shall be covered with tile or other hard, smooth,
impervious washable material.
The room shall be adequately lighted and adequately ventilated. The ventilation
shall be provided by an exhaust fan and shall comply with OSHA/WISHA
(c) The room shall be
equipped and provided with hot and cold running water, a utility sink, and
cabinets, closets or shelves for instruments and supplies.
(d) The room shall be equipped with adequate
sewage and waste disposal and drainage facilities and systems and comply with
(e) The doors
shall be tight closing and rigid and any windows of the room shall be so
maintained as to obstruct any view into such room. The room's entry door(s)
must be labeled "Private" or "Authorized Entry Only," and must be locked at all
(f) The embalming or
preparation table shall be nonporous.
(g) The room shall be equipped with proper
and convenient covered receptacles for biohazard refuse.