The mother, father, or authorized representative may request the release of the bodily remains to the mother, father, or authorized representative for dignified final disposition by burial, interment, or cremation. The request may be made by the mother, father, or authorized representative prior to or shortly after the expulsion or extraction of the bodily remains. Any expenses associated with preparation of and disposal of the bodily remains as requested by the mother, father, or authorized representative shall be at his or her own expense. Nothing in this chapter shall prevent donation of bodily remains pursuant to the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act or prevent pathological study when it is required.
Last modified: May 3, 2021