CHAPTER 429

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 566

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 47, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE BURIAL OF BODY BY THE STATE.

Section 1. Amend §4710, Chapter 47, Title 29, Delaware Code, by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new §4710 to read as follows:

"§4710. Disposition of unclaimed body or remains of indigent person

(a) In any case where there is an unclaimed body or there are remains of indigent persons and it is incumbent on the State or any political subdivision thereof to bury such person found dead, the Chief Medical Examiner or his duly authorized representative shall notify the Division of Social Services of the Department of Health and Social Services to arrange for the burial unless the case falls within the category described in subsection (b).

(b) When there is a written consent of the next of kin, the remains of an infant may be cremated at the facilities of the office of the Chief Medical Examiner."

Approved July 8, 1978.