OF STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.
AN ACT in relation to the shipment of the Bodies of Deceased Persons.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any common carrier to receive for shipment from any point within this State to any other point either within or without this State any dead human body, unless such body is accompanied with a Transit Permit issued as hereinafter provided.
Section 2. The Transit Permit hereinbefore provided for shall be issued by the Board of Health of the City of Wilmington in case of shipments from within the limits of the City of Wilmington, and by the State Board of Health in case of shipments from any other place in the State, under such reasonable rules, regulations and restrictions as the said respective Boards of Health may fix and determine, and shall be in such form and signed by such person or persons as the said respective Boards of Health shall determine.
It shall be the duty of the State Board of Health to provide and furnish a supply of such Transit Permits at convenient and accessible points in the State so that they may be quickly and easily obtained in all proper cases.
Section 3. A fee to be fixed by the said respective Boards of Health, but in no case exceeding fifty cents, may be charged for each Transit Permit, such amount to be accounted for by the respective Boards of Health, and no other fee or charge for such Permit shall be made or exacted.
Section 4. Any person or persons, association, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Act, neglecting or omitting to perform any duty imposed by this Act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding Fifty Dollars.