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"Human remains," "remains." (Effective until May 1, 2020.)

"Human remains" or "remains" means the body of a deceased person, includes the body in any stage of decomposition, and includes cremated human remains.
[ 2005 c 365 § 27; 1977 c 47 § 1; 1943 c 247 § 2; Rem. Supp. 1943 § 3778-2.]

NOTES:

Short title1943 c 247: "This act shall be known as the 'General Cemetery Act.'" [ 1943 c 247 § 1.]
Severability1943 c 247: "If any section, subdivision, sentence or clause of this act shall be held invalid or unconstitutional, such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this act." [ 1943 c 247 § 147.]
The annotations apply to 1943 c 247, the general cemetery act, which was codified as RCW 68.04.020 through 68.04.240, 68.08.010 through 68.08.030, 68.08.120 through 68.08.220, 68.08.240, 68.20.010 through 68.20.100, 68.24.010 through 68.24.180, 68.28.010 through 68.28.070, 68.32.010 through 68.32.170, 68.36.010 through 68.36.100, 68.40.010 through 68.40.090, 68.44.010 through 68.44.170, and 68.48.040 through 68.48.090.

"Human remains," "remains." (Effective May 1, 2020.)

"Human remains" or "remains" means the body of a deceased person, including remains following the process of cremation, alkaline hydrolysis, or natural organic reduction. This also includes the body in any stage of decomposition.

NOTES:

Effective date2019 c 432: See note following RCW 68.05.175.
Short title1943 c 247: "This act shall be known as the 'General Cemetery Act.'" [ 1943 c 247 § 1.]
Severability1943 c 247: "If any section, subdivision, sentence or clause of this act shall be held invalid or unconstitutional, such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this act." [ 1943 c 247 § 147.]
The annotations apply to 1943 c 247, the general cemetery act, which was codified as RCW 68.04.020 through 68.04.240, 68.08.010 through 68.08.030, 68.08.120 through 68.08.220, 68.08.240, 68.20.010 through 68.20.100, 68.24.010 through 68.24.180, 68.28.010 through 68.28.070, 68.32.010 through 68.32.170, 68.36.010 through 68.36.100, 68.40.010 through 68.40.090, 68.44.010 through 68.44.170, and 68.48.040 through 68.48.090.
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