HB 477/FN (BR 374) - A. Simpson, S. Santoro
AN ACT relating to the initial removal of human remains.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 316 to provide for who shall apply for a permit, to perform the initial removal of human remains and who shall be exempt from the permit requirements; establish conditions of eligibility for a permit; indicate permit fees and when a permit expires; establish guidelines relating to the use of a vehicle; require the board to promulgate administrative regulations relating to application procedures and the initial removal of human remains; authorize the board to punish permit holders for violations, and persons engaging in initial removal without a permit; require permit holders to complete a course approved by the board before functioning on behalf of an entity regulated by KRS Chapter 316; amend KRS 316.010 to define "initial removal" and clarify that the definition of "supervision" does not apply to the initial removal of human remains; amend KRS 316.125 to enable the initial removal of human remains without the supervision of a licensed funeral director or embalmer; establish who may supervise and engage in the initial removal.
Feb 23-introduced in House
Feb 24-to Health & Welfare (H)
Feb 27-reassigned to Licensing & Occupations (H); posted in committee