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410 ILCS 18/25
(410 ILCS 18/25)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
(a) The crematory authority shall furnish to the person who delivers
human remains to the crematory authority a receipt signed, in either paper or electronic format, at the time of delivery by both the
crematory authority and the person who delivers the human remains, showing
the date and time of the delivery, the type of casket or alternative
container that was delivered, the name of the person from whom the human
remains were received and the name of the funeral establishment or other
entity with whom the person is affiliated, the name of the person who
received the human remains on behalf of the crematory authority, and the
name of the decedent. The crematory shall retain a copy of this receipt in
its permanent records.
(b) Upon its release of cremated remains,
the crematory authority shall furnish to the person who receives the
cremated remains from the crematory authority a receipt signed, in either paper or electronic format, by both the
crematory authority and the person who receives the cremated remains,
showing the date and time of the release, the name of the person to whom the
cremated remains were released and the name of the funeral establishment,
cemetery, or other entity with whom the person is affiliated, the name of
the person who released the cremated remains on behalf of the crematory
authority, and the name of the decedent. The crematory shall retain a copy
of this receipt in its permanent records.
(c) A crematory authority shall maintain at its place of business a
permanent record of each cremation that took place at its facility which shall
contain the name of the decedent, the date of the cremation, and the final
disposition of the cremated remains.
(d) The crematory authority shall maintain a record of all cremated remains
disposed of by the crematory authority in accordance with subsection (d) of
(e) Upon completion of the cremation, the crematory authority shall file the
burial transit permit as required by the Illinois Vital Records Act and rules adopted under that Act and the Illinois Counties Code, and transmit a photocopy of the
burial transit permit along with the cremated remains to whoever receives the
cremated remains from the authorizing agent unless the cremated remains are to
be interred, entombed, inurned, or placed in a scattering area, in which case
the crematory authority shall retain a copy of the burial transit permit and
shall send the permit, along with the cremated remains, to the cemetery, which
shall file the permit with the designated agency after the interment,
entombment, inurnment, or scattering has taken place.
(f) All cemeteries shall maintain a record of all cremated remains that are
disposed of on their property, provided that the cremated remains were
properly transferred to the cemetery and the cemetery issued a receipt
acknowledging the transfer of the cremated remains.
(Source: P.A. 102-824, eff. 1-1-23