(1) There is no statutory mandate requiring the embalming of a body prior to cremation. (2) There is no statutory requirement that a coffin be purchased prior to the cremation. (3) There is no statutory mandate requiring that a coffin be consumed with the corpse. (4) The manner in which a person may deposit or dispose of cremated remains is restricted by § 28, chapter 247, Laws of 1943 (cf. RCW 68.08.130). (5) A funeral director and a crematorium operator, like any individual, may be held accountable for any misrepresentation, the legal relief to be afforded being dependent upon the facts and circumstances of the case.
AGO 1964 NO. 103 > May 21 1964
FUNERAL DIRECTORS ‑- DISPOSITION OF REMAINS ‑- CREMATION ‑- EMBALMING ‑- COFFIN ‑- EFFECT OF MISREPRESENTATION BY FUNERAL DIRECTOR