ASBFD&E - Blue Booklet Section 3

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1. a written statement directing the cremation or other lawful disposition of the legally ompetent adult's own remains pursuant to section 36-831. The written statement may but need not be part of the legally competent adult's will.

2. who is the subject of a document described in subsection A of this section shall sign and date the document. The document shall be notarized or witnessed in writing by at least one adult who affirms that the notary or witness was present when the legally competent adult signed and dated the document and that the legally competent adult appeared to be of sound mind and free from duress at the time of execution of the document.

3. A document that conforms to this section authorizes a crematory, cemetery or funeral establishment to carry out the wishes of the legally competent adult who is the subject of the document. It is not necessary for a crematory, cemetery or funeral establishment to obtain the consent or concurrence of any other person when it cremates or otherwise provides for the lawful disposition of a dead human body pursuant to instructions contained in a document that conforms to this section.

4. This section does not mandate that a crematory, cemetery or funeral establishment cremate or otherwise provide for the lawful disposition of a dead human body pursuant to the document unless the legally competent adult who executed the document made any financial arrangements necessary to effectuate the legally competent adult's wishes as expressed in the document.

5. A crematory, cemetery or funeral establishment that cremates or otherwise provides for the lawful disposition of a dead human body in good faith reliance on an apparently genuine document executed pursuant to this section is immune from criminal and civil liability and is not subject to professional discipline. The decision of a crematory, cemetery or funeral establishment to cremate or otherwise provide for the lawful disposition of a dead human body in reliance on a document executed pursuant to this section is presumed to be made in good faith.
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