22-3-915. Delay of repatriation for scientific study. (1) If repatriation is ordered after a hearing, a possessing entity may request a temporary delay in repatriation because of:
(a) scientific study being conducted on or proposed to be conducted on human skeletal remains or funerary objects in its possession or control; or
(b) good faith efforts to initiate or proceed with a scientific study of human skeletal remains or funerary objects in its possession or control.
(2) If a hearings examiner determines that a possessing entity has provided evidence supporting a good faith effort regarding scientific study, the hearings examiner shall provide a reasonable period of delay to allow completion of the study prior to repatriation.