035-4 Wyo. Code R. § 4-4 - Embalming Practice

(a) The use of embalming fluids, hardening compounds and preservatives for the preparation of human remains, containing mineral poisons, is strictly prohibited in the State of Wyoming.
(b) Every person while actually engaged in embalming a dead human body shall be attired in a clean and sanitary smock, gown, or apron covering the person from the neck to below the knees, and shall while so engaged, wear rubber impervious gloves. The dead human body shall not be allowed to remain unnecessarily nude or indecently exposed at any time during the embalming operation or while reposing in the preparation room.
(c) Every preparation room shall be stocked or furnished with proper and convenient receptacles for refuse, bandages, cotton and other waste materials. All such discarded items shall be destroyed by incineration or other sanitary means.
(d) Every preparation room shall be kept and maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and all embalming tables, hoppers, sinks, receptacles, instruments and other appliances used in embalming dead human bodies shall be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after use.
(e) The bodies of those who have died of a contagious communicable infectious disease shall not be transported nor accepted for transportation unless prepared by being thoroughly disinfected and embalmed by:
(i) Arterial and cavity injection with an effective disinfecting and embalming fluid;
(ii) Disinfecting and stopping all orifices with dry, absorbent cotton;
(iii) Washing the human remains with a disinfectant.
(f) Those who have died in such a manner as to prevent arterial and cavity embalming, and were infected with a communicable disease at the time of death, must be hypodermically and topically treated with an effective disinfecting and preserving fluid and/or powder. The human remains must then be placed in a container which is resistant to the flow of air and fluids, a disaster pouch being the minimum container with a zipper sealed with a good sealant.
(g) Bodies which are badly burned, mangled or mutilated to the a degree that they cannot be embalmed by conventional arterial and cavity embalming, shall be treated by hypodermic injections and topical applications of strong disinfectants and preservatives. After the treatments, they shall be placed in a container which resists the flow of air and fluids, a minimum of a disaster pouch. Before transportation is made by common carrier, the minimum container must be placed in a shipping container or regular casket to prevent the minimum container from being damaged during shipment.


035-4 Wyo. Code R. § 4-4
Adopted, Eff. 1/8/2015.

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