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28 Pa. Code § 1.23. Shipment of bodies dead of noncontagious diseases.

§ 1.23. Shipment of bodies dead of noncontagious diseases.

 (a)  Human bodies, dead of noncontagious diseases, which are to be shipped by common carrier to a point which cannot be reached within 24 hours after death shall be either embalmed or placed in a metal or metal-lined, hermetically sealed container. Bodies which remain unclaimed for 36 hours after death shall fall under the jurisdiction of the Humanity Gifts Registry and shall be shipped in accordance with its procedures.

 (b)  Except for bodies shipped by air, embalmed bodies shall be shipped by placing the casket in a strong outer box made of lumber not less than 7/8 inch thick, bearing at least four carrying handles, two on each side, or six handles when the box is over 5 feet 6 inches in length, or an approved metal shipping case.

 (c)  For transportation by air the casket may be placed in a receptacle which meets the specifications of the carrier.


   The provisions of this §  1.23 amended July 6, 1979, effective July 7, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2250. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (3359).

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