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36-831.01 - Disposition of remains; duty to comply with decedent's wishes; exemption from liability
36-831.01. Disposition of remains; duty to comply with decedent's wishes; exemption from liability
A. If the person on whom the duty of burial is imposed pursuant to section 36-831 is aware of the decedent's wishes regarding the disposition of his remains, that person shall comply with those wishes if they are reasonable and do not impose an economic or emotional hardship.
B. No funeral establishment or crematory licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 12 or 20 or a cemetery certified under title 32, chapter 20, that relies in good faith upon the instructions for disposition of a body given by the person authorized pursuant to section 36-831 shall be subject to civil liability or subject to disciplinary action for disposition of the remains in accordance with the instructions.