Alaska Statutes Sec. 18.50.250 - Permits

(a) Except as provided in (e) of this section, the funeral director or person acting as the funeral director who first assumes custody of a dead body or fetus shall obtain a burial-transit permit before final disposition or removal from the state of the body or fetus and within 72 hours after death, except as otherwise authorized by regulation for special problem cases.

(b) The local registrar of the registration district where the death occurred shall issue a burial-transit permit when a certificate of death or fetal death has been filed in accordance with this chapter, except as otherwise authorized by regulation in special problem cases.

(c) A burial-transit permit that accompanies a dead body or fetus brought into the state is authority for final disposition of the body or fetus in the state.

(d) A permit for disinterment and reinterment is required before disinterment of a dead body or fetus except as authorized by regulation or otherwise provided by law. Upon proper application the permit shall be issued by the local registrar of vital statistics in accordance with instructions of the state registrar.

(e) The state medical examiner shall obtain the burial-transit permit before a body is transported under AS 12.65.025 (a)(2).

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