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      RS 13:5716     


§5716. Cremation of bodies

            A. If the cremation of a body is requested, the funeral director shall immediately notify the coroner who has jurisdiction in the death.

            B. If, after the necessary investigation, the coroner is satisfied that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, he shall issue a permit for cremation.

            C. If the investigation reveals suspicious circumstances or the reasonable probability of the commission of a crime, the coroner shall deny the permit. After completion of the coroner's investigation, he may issue a permit for cremation.

            Amended by Acts 1952, No. 151, §2. Acts 1984, No. 570, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:1566 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3; Acts 2020, No. 113, §1.

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