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CS/CS/CS/HB 625: Disposition of Human Remains

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee ; Community and Military Affairs Subcommittee ; Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee ; Roberson ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Adkins ; Albritton ; Baxley ; Chestnut ; Kreegel ; Renuart ; Williams

Disposition of Human Remains; Revises procedures for reporting & disposition of unclaimed remains; prohibits certain uses or dispositions of remains of deceased persons whose identities are not known; requires that local governmental contracts for final disposition of unclaimed remains comply with certain federal regulations; revises procedures for anatomical board's retention of human remains before their use; provides for claims by, & release of human remains to, legally authorized persons after payment of certain expenses; authorizes county ordinances or resolutions for final disposition of unclaimed remains of indigent persons; limits liability of certain licensed persons for cremating or burying human remains; revises exceptions from requirements for notice to anatomical board of death of indigent persons; deletes requirement that DOH assess fees for burial of certain bodies; requires audits of financial records of anatomical board; authorizes certain facilities to dispose of human remains by cremation; revises provisions prohibiting selling or buying of human remains or transmitting or conveying of such remains outside state; excepts accredited nontransplant anatomical donation organizations from requirement for notification of & approval from anatomical board for conveyance of human remains for specified purposes; requires human remains received by anatomical board to be accompanied by certain permit; prohibits dissection, segmentation, or disarticulation of remains before approval by district medical examiner; prohibits offer of any monetary inducement or other valuable consideration in exchange for human remains; allows certain accredited schools & organizations to convey human remains within, into, or out of state for specified purposes; requires certain documentation before use of human remains received in state; provides exemptions for certain costs; repeals provisions relating to claims of bodies after delivery to anatomical board; revises list of donees who may accept anatomical gifts & purposes for which such gift may be used.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Regulated Industries
Location: In committee/council (RI)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Regulated Industries (RI)
  2. Health Regulation (HR)
  3. Budget Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations (BGA)
  4. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/10/2011 House • Filed
11/21/2011 House • Referred to Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; Community and Military Affairs Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 62
1/9/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee, 01/11/12, 8:00 am, 12 HOB
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 62
1/11/2012 House • CS by Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 219
1/12/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 212
1/13/2012 House • Original reference(s) removed: Appropriations Committee
• CS referred to Community and Military Affairs Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 226
• Now in Community and Military Affairs Subcommittee -HJ 226
1/27/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Community and Military Affairs Subcommittee, 01/31/12, 9:00 am, Webster Hall
1/31/2012 House • CS/CS by Community and Military Affairs Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 322
2/1/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Community and Military Affairs Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 313
2/2/2012 House • Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 451
2/24/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 02/27/12, 2:00 pm, 404 HOB
2/27/2012 House • CS/CS/CS by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 908
2/28/2012 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 967
• CS/CS/CS by Health and Human Services Committee read 1st time -HJ 902
3/1/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/02/12
3/2/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 1027
• Amendment(s) adopted (818169) -HJ 1027
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/5/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1080
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 113 NAYS 0 -HJ 1081
3/5/2012 Senate • In Messages
• Received -SJ 844
• Referred to Regulated Industries; Health Regulation; Budget Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations; Budget -SJ 844
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Regulated Industries