Oregon Statutes - Chapter 692 - Funeral Service Practitioners; Embalmers; Funeral Establishments; Cemetery and Crematory Operators - Section 692.010 - Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(1) “Board” means the State Mortuary and Cemetery Board.

(2) “Cemetery” means any one, or a combination of more than one, of the following, in a place used, or intended to be used, and dedicated, for cemetery purposes:

(a) A burial park, for earth interments;

(b) A mausoleum, for crypt interments; or

(c) A columbarium, for permanent cinerary interments.

(3) “Exempt operating cemetery” means an operating cemetery that has 10 or fewer interments annually.

(4) “Holding room” means a room that is located in a licensed facility for the care, storage or holding of dead human bodies prior to effecting disposition.

(5) “Immediate disposition” means a direct method of disposition of dead human remains by way of immediate burial or immediate cremation.

(6) “Immediate disposition company” means any business licensed under this chapter, other than a licensed funeral establishment, where a licensed funeral service practitioner operates the business of immediate disposition and where business records are kept.

(7) “Operating cemetery” means a cemetery that:

(a) Performs interments;

(b) Has fiduciary responsibility for endowment care, general care or special care funds; or

(c) Has outstanding preneed service contracts for unperformed services.

(8) “Rental cover” means a partial enclosure that appears similar to a casket that is utilized for viewing purposes and surrounds the burial or cremation container. [Amended by 1957 c.596 §1; 1983 c.810 §3; 1985 c.207 §7; 1987 c.252 §10; 1989 c.177 §1; 1997 c.638 §2; 2001 c.224 §1; 2007 c.436 §1]

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