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the secretary of the state or provincial board of health of the state
or province from which said shipment was made.

Transportation of Disinterred Bodies.

Rule 8. Every disinterred body, dead from any disease or cause,
shall be treated as infectious or dangerous to the public health and shall
not be accepted for transportation unless said removal has been ap-
proved by the state or provincial health authorities having jurisdiction
where such body is disinterred, and the consent of the health authori-
ties of the locality to which the corpse is consigned has first been ob-
tained; and all such disinterred remains, or the coffin or casket con-
taining the same, must be wrapped in a woolen blanket thoroughly
saturated with a 1/100 solution of corrosive sublimate, and enclosed in
a hermetically soldered zinc, tin or copper-lined box. But bodies de-
posited in receiving vaults shall not be treated and considered the same
as buried bodies when originally prepared by a licensed embalmer, as
defined in Rule 2, and as directed in Rule 3 or 3 (according to the
nature of the disease causing death), provided shipment takes place
within thirty days from time of death. The shipment of bodies pre-
pared in the manner above directed by licensed embalmers from re-
ceiving vaults may be made within thirty days from time of death
without having to obtain permission from the health authorities of the
locality to which the body is consigned. After thirty days the casket
or coffin box containing said body must be enclosed in a hermetically
soldered box.

Rule 9. All rules and parts of rules conflicting with these rules are
hereby repealed.

CEMETERIES.

Cemetery associations may be organized in accordance with
the provisions of Section 3937, and land for the enlargement
of a cemetery, may be taken in accordance with the provisions
of Section 4115 (Gen. Stat., §4452).

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enact by-law jirovisions for the care and ni.anagcmcnt of burial
lots, and the jirotection thcreol", and may appoint sujjcrintcndents
and sextons who siiall have the exclusive riglit to direct the open-
ing of graves (Gen. Stat., § 41'53).

No cemetery or ice pond shall be located within six hundred
feet of each other, unless said ice pond is on a higher level, or
unless })roj)er court i)roceedings are had to determine the amount
of damage to such ice pond (Gen. Stat., § H51).

Every cemetery association organized for the purpose of
enlarging an old public burial ground, not owned in fee by any
person or persons, shall enclose it and keep it enclosed when
enlarged and have control thereof (Gen. Stat., § 4455).

Towns, and ecclesiastical societies and cemetery associations
may receive, accept and hold in trust, donations, the income of
which is to be ustd wholly, or in part, for the care or improvement
of their cemetery or burial lots, or of ])rivate lots within such
cemetery or elsewhere. All such donations shall be invested as
required by law, for the investment of trust funds, except M-hen
otherwise authorized by the donor (Gen. Stat., §§ 445G, 4457,
4158, 4459).

Any cemetery association may create and set aside from its
surplus a sum not exceeding $200,000 as a perpetual fund, the
income from which shall be devoted to the management, care
and maintenance of the cemetery property. Such fund shall
be invested in accordance with the statute concerning the invest-
ment of trust funds, and a statement shall be rendered annually
to the Proliate Court for the district within which the said prop-
erty is located (Ch. 58, Pub. Acts, 1007).

Where cemetery property is located in two adjoining towns,
a certificate of the registrar of one of said towns shall be suffi-
cient to enable such cemetery association to bury a deceased per-
son in said cemetery (Gen. Stat.. 44(>0).

Any town may direct the exjnnditure of not more than $100
per year for the care of neglected cemeteries (Gen. Stat.,
§44G1).

Suliject to the inspection and approval of the State Board of
Ilf.illli, crematories may be erected and maintained for the
decent and ))ropt"r disposal by the incincrati>tered embalmer, the air-tight s aliiig
and the iiandaging with cotton may be disjiensed with.

Rule J. In cases of contagious, infectious or communicable d
the i)ody must not be accompanied by persons or articles which
been exposed to the infection of the disease, unless certified b >

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health officers as having been properly disinfected; and before selling
passage tickets, agents shall carefully examine the transit permit, and
note the name of the passenger in charge and of any others proposing
to accompany the body, and see that all necessary precautions have
been taken to prevent the spread of the disease. The transit permit
shall specifically state who is authorized to accompany the remains.

Rule 6. Every dead body must be accompanied by a person in charge,
who must be provided with a passage ticket and also present a full
first-class ticket marked " Corpse," for the transportation of the body,
and a transit permit with the undertaker's certificate, name of deceased,
date of death, age, place of death, cause of death, the point to which
the body is to be shipped, and the name of the person or persons
authorized to accompany the body. The undertaker's certificate and
paster shall be detached from the transit permit and pasted on the
coffin box. The transit permit shall be handed to the passenger in
charge of the corpse. The first coupon shall be detached by the official
in charge of the baggage department of the initial line.

Rule 7. Every disinterred body, dead from any disease or cause,
shall be treated as infectious or dangerous to the public health, and
shall not be accepted for transportation unless said removal has been
approved by the board of health; and all such disinterred remains shall
be enclosed in a hermetically sealed (soldered) (if out of the State)
zinc, tin or copper-lined coffin or box. Bodies deposited in receiving
vaults will be treated and considered the same as buried bodies, unless
to be interred in the same cemetery.

Rule 8. The bodies of all persons who die in Massachusetts, that are
to be shipped by public conveyance, even though the initial point of
such shipment be a railway station outside the State, must be prepared
and forwarded in accordance with the regulations in force in the State
of Massachusetts.

CEMETERIES.

Cemeteries and crematories are organized under Ch. 78 of the
Revised Laws. Corporations organized under this chapter may
take and hold funds in trust and apply the income thereof to
the improvement or embellishment of the cemetery or to the
care, preservation or embellishment of any lot or its appur-
tenances (Ch. 78, Rev. L., § 6).

Such a cemetery may cremate human bodies and provide for

the disposition of the ashes thereof (Ch. 78, Rev. L., §§ 6, 7).

Such corporations may acquire by gift, devise or bequest real

estate, situated in such place as the State Board of Health may

...i. ermine to be suitable (Ch. 78, Rev. L., § 8).

■orporations organized under this chapter may adopt by-laws,

i regulations for the reception and cremation of bodies and

, disposition of the ashes, and conduct the business of

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the corporation in accordance with such rules and regulations as
the Board of Health may subscribe (Ch. 78, Rev. L,., § 9).

Each city and town shall provide one or more suitable places
for the interment of persons dying within its limits (Ch. 78,
Rev. L., § 10).


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