(1)If the body is delivered to a funeral home and it appears the decedent has died intestate and without known heirs, the funeral director shall contact the Estate Administrator within two working days after receipt of the body. The Department must approve all funeral arrangements.
(2)Either the funeral director or the Estate Administrator, after consultation with the funeral director, shall complete applications for Social Security, Veterans Administration, and other available death benefits.
(3)The Estate Administrator and the funeral director shall negotiate appropriate funeral charges and disposition of the remains pursuant to ORS 113.242 (Authority of estate administrator)(2).
(4)In determining the nature and amount of services to be rendered for a “plain and decent funeral,” the Estate Administrator shall consider the amount of assets available in the estate, the expressed desires of the decedent’s friends and associates concerning appropriate funeral services, the number of persons expected to attend any funeral services offered, and the prominence of the decedent in the local community.
(5)Burial and cemetery costs are considered separate from funeral costs and the amount payable is contingent upon the amount of funds available in the estate. The funeral director shall notify the Estate Administrator of the proposed cemetery and the cost estimate for burial expenses. Expenses are limited to the available resources in the estate.
Rule 141-035-0025 — Funeral Arrangements,