Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 7. Licensing of Crematoriums, Crematory Operators, and Crematory Technicians

Application -- Power Of Board To Set Standards -- Inspection -- Fees

37-19-703. Application -- power of board to set standards -- inspection -- fees. (1) Application for a crematory, crematory operator, or crematory technician license must be on forms prescribed by the board and must include the name of the applicant, name of the crematory facility, location of the crematory facility and its mailing address, and any further information the board requires. To be eligible for licensure:

(a) as a crematory facility, an application must include a description of the type of structure and equipment to be used in the operation of the crematory facility;

(b) as a crematory operator, an applicant must be at least 18 years of age, must be a high school graduate or have an equivalent degree, and must be of good moral character.

(2) The application must be accompanied by an application fee set by the board.

(3) The board must be notified of any change of ownership of a crematory within 30 days of the change.

(4) A license to operate a crematory in Montana may be issued only upon inspection of the crematory facility and upon a finding of compliance with standards for operation set by the board.

(5) A temporary permit may be issued to operate a crematory facility, as prescribed by board rule, that is effective until the initial inspection is completed to the board's satisfaction.

(6) A crematory facility may be inspected by a board member or the board's designated representative during business hours.

(7) The board shall adopt rules governing the cremation of human remains, the transportation of human remains, sanitation, equipment, fire protection, building construction, and recordkeeping.

(8) A crematory facility shall comply with all local building codes, environmental standards, and applicable state and local regulations.

(9) A new crematory facility shall pay an initial inspection fee, set by the board, that must accompany the application.

History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 38, L. 1993.