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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 7. DEAD BODIES [7000 - 8030]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )
  

PART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS [7000 - 7355]

  ( Part 1 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )
  

CHAPTER 5. Embalming and Transportation [6000 - 6243]

  ( Chapter 5 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )
  

ARTICLE 2. Transportation [7355- 7355.]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

  
7355.  

(a)  Except as provided in subdivision (b), the bodies of persons who have died from any cause shall not be received for transportation by a common carrier unless the body has been embalmed and prepared by a licensed embalmer and placed in a sound casket and enclosed in a transportation case.

(b)  A dead body, which cannot be embalmed or is in a state of decomposition, shall be received for transportation by a common carrier if the body is placed in an airtight metal casket enclosed in a strong transportation case or in a sound casket enclosed in an airtight metal or metal-lined transportation case.

(Amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 574.)