Rights and Duties Relating to Cemeteries, Human Bodies and Anatomical Gifts

ORS 97.153
Diagnostic or therapeutic radioisotopes in body

Notwithstanding section 14, chapter 653, Oregon Laws 1991, or ORS 469.525 (Radioactive waste disposal facilities prohibited), diagnostic or therapeutic radioisotopes remaining inside the uncremated body of a deceased person may be buried, entombed or otherwise disposed of in a cemetery or other lawful place for the burial, entombment or other disposal of the uncremated body of the deceased person even though the body contains low-level radioactive waste as defined under 42 U.S.C. 2021(b) as of January 1, 1995, by-product material as defined under 42 U.S.C. 2014 as of January 1, 1995, or special nuclear material exempted by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission as of January 1, 1995, under authority of 42 U.S.C. 2077(d). [1995 c.252 §1]
Note: 97.153 (Diagnostic or therapeutic radioisotopes in body) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 97 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
Chapter 97

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Embalming dead human body without prior authorization from surviving spouse or next of kin, (1981) Vol 41, p 457


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