• Current through October 23, 2012

The funeral services establishment retained by the person authorized pursuant to § 3-413 shall be entitled to take possession of human remains.   In the event that 2 or more establishments differ as to their legal right to take possession of human remains, they shall refer the matter to the Mayor or his or her designee for a decision.

(May 22, 1984, D.C. Law 5-84, § 13, 31 DCR 1815; May 24, 1996, D.C. Law 11-129, § 2(a), 43 DCR 1568.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2812.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 5-84, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 3-401.

Law 11-129, the "Human Remains Decisions Amendment Act of 1996," was introduced in Council and Assigned Bill No. 11-399, which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on February 6, 1996, and March 5, 1996, respectively. Signed by the mayor on March 15, 1996, it was assigned Act No. 11-236 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D. C. Law 11-129 became effective on May 24, 1996.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of authority pursuant to Law 5-84, see Mayor's Order 87-186, August 3, 1987.