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License or endorsement required for cremationPenalty. (Effective until May 1, 2020.)

(1) A license or endorsement issued by the board or under chapter 68.05 RCW is required in order to operate a crematory or conduct a cremation.
(2) Conducting a cremation without a license or endorsement is a misdemeanor. Each such cremation is a separate violation.

NOTES:

Funeral directors and embalmers account and cemetery account abolished, moneys transferred to funeral and cemetery account2009 c 102: See note following RCW 18.39.810.
IntentEffective date2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.
Legislative finding1985 c 402: See note following RCW 68.50.185.

License or endorsement required for cremation, alkaline hydrolysis, and natural organic reductionPenalty. (Effective May 1, 2020.)

(1) A license or endorsement issued under this chapter or chapter 68.05 RCW is required in order to operate a crematory, alkaline hydrolysis, or natural organic reduction facility or conduct a cremation, alkaline hydrolysis, or natural organic reduction.
(2) Conducting a final disposition without a license or endorsement is a misdemeanor. Each such action is a separate violation.

NOTES:

Effective date2019 c 432: See note following RCW 68.05.175.
Funeral directors and embalmers account and cemetery account abolished, moneys transferred to funeral and cemetery account2009 c 102: See note following RCW 18.39.810.
IntentEffective date2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.
Legislative finding1985 c 402: See note following RCW 68.50.185.
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