ORS 409.742¹
Disclosure of information pertaining to cremated remains

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of Human Services shall disclose to the general public the name and the dates of birth and death of a person whose cremated remains are in the possession of the department for the purpose of:

(a) Giving a family member of the person an opportunity to claim the cremated remains; and

(b) Creating a memorial for those persons whose cremated remains are not claimed.

(2) If an individual contacts the department to determine whether the department is in possession of the cremated remains of a family member of the individual and the department determines that the department is in possession of the cremated remains, the department shall disclose to the individual that the department is in possession of the cremated remains and offer the individual the opportunity to claim the remains.

(3) As used in this section, “family member” means any individual related by blood, marriage or adoption to a person whose cremated remains are in the possession of the department. [2005 c.823 §1; 2007 c.9 §1]

Chapter 409

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Use of division’s client records by an­oth­er depart­mental division, (1974) Vol 37, p 186

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 409—Department of Human Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors409.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 409, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano409.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
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