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

ORS 97.720
Record of interments and cremations

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The person in charge of any premises on which interments or cremations are made shall keep a record of all remains interred or cremated on the premises under the person’s charge, in each case stating the name of each deceased person, the date of interment or cremation, and the name and address of the funeral service practitioner. The interment records shall be open to inspection by survivors of the decedent during the customary office hours of the cemetery authority.


A record shall be kept of the ownership of all plots in the cemetery which have been conveyed by the cemetery authority and of all transfers of plots in the cemetery.
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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