New York Codes, Rules and Regulations
Chapter VI - Division of Cemeteries
Part 203 - Crematory Regulations
Section 203.3 - Crematory access

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 38, September 21, 2022

(a) No persons except authorized persons shall be admitted into the temporary storage facility while human remains are being stored and no persons except authorized persons shall be admitted into the retort area while the remains of deceased human beings are being cremated. Authorized persons shall enter and remain in the temporary storage facility or retort area only as necessary to perform or assist with the performance of crematory business and operations. On admittance, authorized persons shall comply with all rules of the crematory and not infringe upon the privacy and dignity of the remains of deceased human beings.

(b) The following are authorized persons:

(1) licensed, registered funeral directors, undertakers, registered residents, and enrolled students of mortuary science;

(2) officers and trustees of the crematory;

(3) authorized employees or agents of the crematory;

(4) public officers acting in the discharge of their duties;

(5) authorized instructors of funeral directing schools;

(6) licensed physicians or nurses; and

(7) members of the immediate family of the deceased and their authorized agents and designated representatives.

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