Disposition of remains after use
(1) An institution that uses a body for ongoing research pursuant to ORS 97.170 (Disposition of unclaimed body of deceased person) shall bury respectfully or cremate the remains upon completion of use. If the institution cremates the remains, the institution shall deliver the ashes to a relative of the deceased person if a relative is known to the institution. If no relative is known to the institution, the institution shall hold the ashes for three years after cremation and may then dispose of the ashes in a respectful manner. The institution shall pay burial, cremation, storage and delivery expenses for a body the institution used pursuant to ORS 97.170 (Disposition of unclaimed body of deceased person).
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, an institution that uses a body pursuant to ORS 97.170 (Disposition of unclaimed body of deceased person) only for instruction on preservation of a body shall, upon completion of use, return the body to the funeral establishment from where the institution received the body. [Amended by 2015 c.651 §4]
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