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certifying the cause of death or disease of which such person died and the town in which such person is to be buried, and further certifying, in case said disease is shown on the permit to have been cholera, yellow fever, membranous croup, diphtheria, typhus fever, enteric fever, scarlet fever, measles, leprosy, smallpox, or other pestilential disease, that the body is inclosed in an air-tight coffin or case hermetically sealed, and that it has been disinfected in accordance with the method prescribed from time to time by the State board of health.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, The transportation of the body of any person who has died of Asiatic cholera, yellow fever, typhus fever, smallpox (including varioloid), plague, leprosy, or glanders is absolutely forbidden, Transportation of bodies must be based upon a permit issued by the health officer.

FLORIDA.

No human remains shall be disinterred or removed from'any place of interment in this State, or brought into or carried through this State for burial without the permission of the State board of health.

All bodies prepared for transportation must be placed in an air-tight zinc, tin, copper, or lead-lined coffin, or in an air-tight casket hermetically sealed (eoldered) and all inclosed in a strong, tight, wooden box. A certificate from the attending physician stating the date and cause of death, and a certificate from the agent of the State board of health or other State health authority, granting permission for removal, must in all cases accompany the casket containing the remains.

ILLINOIS. Rule 1. The transportation of bodies dead of smallpox, Asiatic cholera, yellow fever, typhus fever, or bubonic plague is absolutely forbidden.

Rule 2. The bodies of those who have died of diphtheria (membranous croup), scarlet fever, glanders, anthrax, or leprosy shall not be accepted for transportation unless prepared for shipment by being thoroughly disinfected by (a) arterial and cavity injection with an approved disinfectant fluid, (b) disinfecting and stopping of all orifices with absorbent cotton, and (c) washing the body with the disinfectant, all of which must be done by an embalmer holding a certificate as such approved by the State board of health or other State health authority. After being disinfected as above the body shall be enveloped in a layer of cotton not less than 1 inch thick, completely wrapped in a sheet and bandagod, and incased in an air-tight zinc, tin, copper, or lead-lined coffin, hermetically sealed and inclosed in a strong wooden box.

Rule 3. Bodies dead of typhoid fever or other dangerous communicable disease not mentioned in rules 1 and 2 may be received for transportation when prepared for shipment by filling cavities with an approved disinfectant, washing the exterior of the body with the same, stopping all orifices with absorbent cotton, enveloping the body with a layer of cotton not less than 1 inch thick, wrapping in a sheet, and bandaging and inclosing in an air-tight coffin. This shall apply only to bodies reaching their destination within forty-eight hours. In all other cases such bodies shall be prepared for transportation in conformity with rule 2. When the body is prepared by an embalmer holding a certificate from the State board of health, air-tight sealing may be dispensed with.

Rule 4. Bodies dead of diseases that are not infectious or communicable may be received for transportation when incased in a sound coffin or casket, inclosed in a strong wooden box, provided they reach their destination within thirty hours. If they can not reach their destination within thirty hours they must be prepared according to rule 3. When prepared for shipment by an embalmer holding competent certificate air-tight sealing may be dispensed with.

Rule 5. In cases of contagious, infectious, or communicable diseases the body must not be accompanied by persons or articles which have been exposed to the infection of the disease, unless certified by the health officer as having been properly disinfected. Notice must be sent to the health officer, advising the date and train on which the body may be expected. This notice must be sent by or in the name of the health officer at the initial point.

Rule 6. Every dead body must be accompanied by a person in charge, who must be provided with a passage ticket and also present a full first-class ticket marked “corpse," for the transportation of the body, and a transit permit, showing physician's or coroner's certificate, health officer's permit for removal, undertaker's certificate, name of deceased, date and hour of death, age, place of burial, cause of death, and point of shipment. The transit permit must be made in duplicate with the signatures of all attesting parties. The duplicate copies shall be sent to the secretary of the State or provincial board of health of the State or province from which the shipment was made. · Rule 7. When dead bodies are shipped by express the whole original transit permit shall be pasted upon the outside box and the duplicate forwarded by the express agent to the secretary of the State or provincial board of health of the State or province from which such shipment was made.

Rule 8. Every disinterred body dead from any disease or cause shall be accepted for transportation only when such removal has been approved by the health authorities having jurisdiction where such body is disinterred, and all such disinterred remains shall be inclosed in a hermetically sealed (soldered) zinc, tin, or copper-lined coffin.

INDIANA. Rules relative to transportation of dead bodies same as those adopted by State of Illinois.

IOWA.

Rules relative to transportation of dead bodies same as those adopted by State of Illinois.

LOUISIANA. No sanitary code in regard to transportation of bodies has as yet been adopted. Applications for the bringing into or passing through this State of any bodies would have to be passed upon separately.

MAINE. No body of a deceased person whose death was caused by cholera, yellow fever, diphtheria, scarlet fever, typhus fever, typhoid fever, smallpox, or other pestilential disease shall be transported from place to place within the State unless there shall be attached to the outer case in which the body is inclosed a certificate from the board of health of the locality where the death occurred, stating the cause of death and that proper precautions against infection have been observed.

MICHIGAN. Regulations relative to transportation of dead bodies substantially the same as those adopted by State of Illinois.

MISSISSIPPI.

Rules relative to transportation of dead bodies same as those adopted by State of Illinois.

NEBRASKA. No legislation providing for the shipment of dead bodies into or through the State exists. The State board of health has recently passed a resolution to adopt and be governed by the rules formulated by the Association of Western Baggage Agents

NEW HAMPSHIRE.

The rules adopted by the National Association of General Baggage. Agents relative to transportation of dead bodies are in force in this State.

NEW JERSEY.

The body of any person dead of cholera, yellow fever, typhus fever, leprosy, plague, trichinosis, smallpox, typhoid fever, diphtheria, scarlet fever, or any other contagious, infectious, or communicable disease shall be accepted for transportation only when inclosed in a hermetically sealed casket, license for such transport having been obtained from the local board of health of the municipality or township in which the death has occurred.

NEW MEXICO.

No statute exists to cover the transportation of dead bodies.

NEW YORK.

When application is made for a permit to transport a corpse over any railroad or upon any passenger steamboat within the State, the board of health, or the officers to whom such application is made, shall require such corpse to be inclosed in a hermetically sealed casket of metal or other indestructible material, if the cause of death shall have been from a contagious or infectious disease.

NORTH CAROLINA. The body of a person dying of smallpox, measles, scarlet fever, diphtheria, typhus fever, yellow fever, or cholera must, before acceptance for transportation by any railroad corporation or other common carrier in this State, be enveloped so completely as not to leave any portion of the body whatever exposed in a sheet thoroughly saturated with a solution of bichloride of mercury of not less strength than 1 ounce of the mercury to 1 gallon of water. It shall likewise be incased in an air-tight metallic or metal-lined casket hermetically sealed and inclosed in a tight wooden box of not less than 1 inch in thickness. A certificate from the competent health authority, stating the cause of death and that the body had been prepared in the manner required, shall be delivered in duplicate to the person who receives the body and one copy shall be pasted on the box.

NORTH DAKOTA. Rule 1. Transportation of bodies dead of smallpox, Asiatic cholera, yellow fever, typhus fever, or bubonic plague is absolutely forbidden.

Rule 2. The bodies of those dead of other dangerous communicable diseases may be shipped into or through this State when inclosed in an air-tight zinc, copper, or tin case; all inclosed in a strong outside wooden box.

Rule 3. The bodies of those dead of diseases that are not communicable may be shipped into or through this State when incased in a sound coffin or casket and inclosed in a strong outside wooden box, provided they reach their destination within thirty hours from time of death; otherwise they must be prepared as indicated in rule 2.

OHIO. The transportation of bodies of persons dead of smallpox, diphtheria, membranous croup, Asiatic cholera, typhus fever, or yellow fever, except for burial or cremation within the jurisdiction of the health authorities of the municipality or township in which the death has occurred, is strictly forbidden.

The bodies of persons dead of other contagious, infectious, or communicable diseases must be wrapped in a sheet thoroughly saturated with a strong solution

of bichloride of mercury in the proportion of 1 ounce of bichloride of mercury to a gallon of water, and incased in an air-tight zinc, tin, copper, or lead lined coffin, or in an air-tight iron casket, hermetically sealed, and all inclosed in a strong, tight, wooden box.

The bodies of persons dead of diseases that are not contagious, infectious, or communicable may be received for transportation to local points in the same State when incased in a sound coffin or metallic case inclosed in a tight wooden box. But for transportation to points outside the State, unless the time required for transportation does not exceed eighteen hours, they must be incased in an air-tight coffin or casket, metal lined, hermetically sealed, and inclosed in a strong outside wooden box, provided with four iron chest handles.

Every dead body must be accompanied by a transit permit from the competent health authorities and the box containing corpse must be plainly marked with name of deceased, cause and place of death, point of shipment, and number of transit permit issued in connection therewith.

OKLAHOMA TERRITORY.

Regulations similar to those adopted by State of Illinois.

PENNSYLVANIA.

The transportation of bodies of persons who shall have died from smallpox, Asiatic cholera, typhus fever, diphtheria, or yellow fever is strictly forbidden. From October 15 to April 1 all other dead bodies may be transported without restriction, except those which shall have died of scarlet fever, typhoid fever, or measles, which must be inclosed in air-tight zinc, copper, or lead lined wooden boxes, or in air-tight iron caskets, or if in any other form of coffin said coffin must be in a hermetically sealed box, inclosed in a manner satisfactory to the local board of health or health officer.

Every dead body must be accompanied with a physician's certificate of death and a certificate from the shipping undertaker that the body has been prepared for transportation in accordance with the rules of the State board of health of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Transit permits will be received for bodies shipped from, beyond, or within the States of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, or Ohio, or the Province of Ontario without subjecting the body to delay; provided the rules of the State or provincial boards of health do not conflict with any of the preceding rules in these regulutions.

TENNESSEE.

The transportation of bodies of persons dead of smallpox, Asiatic cholera, typhus fever, or yellow fever is absolutely forbidden.

The bodies of those who have died of diphtheria, scarlet fever, typhoid fever, erysipelas, measles, or other contagious diseases must be wrapped in a sheet thoroughly saturated with a strong solution of not less than 2 per cent of the bichloride of mercury, and incased in an air-tight zinc, copper, or lead lined coffin, or in an air-tight iron casket, and all inclosed in a strong, tight, wooden box. The coffin or casket must also be surrounded in space between coffin and outside of box by sawdust saturated with a solution of chloride of zinc or bichloride of mercury of same strength as above.

In case of contagious, infectious, or communicable diseases, the body must not be accompanied by persons or articles which have been exposed to infection of the disease. In addition to permit of board of health, agents will require an affidavit from the shipping undertaker, stating how body has been prepared and kind of

casket or coffin used, which must be in conformity with rule 2, and that the health officer of the locality to which the body is consigned has consented to the proposed shipment, and has had timely notice of the hour of its arrival.

The bodies of persons dead of diseases that are not contagious, communicable, or infectious may be received for transportation to local points in same State when incased in a sound coffin or metallic case, and inclosed in a strong wooden box securely fastened, so that it may be easily handled. When it is proposed to transport them for a considerable distance they must be incased in an air-tight, metal-lined coffin or air-tight iron casket. If any other kind of coffin is used the body must be properly embalmed.

Every dead body must be accompanied by a person in charge. The permit must be made out in duplicate, the original to accompany the body to its destination, the duplicate to be retained by the agent at the initial point.

VIRGINIA.

No railroad corporation or other common carrier shall convey, or cause to be conveyed, through or from any city, town, or place in this State the body of any person who died of smallpox, Asiatic cholera, or yellow fever.

The body of any person who died of measles, diphtheria, scarlet fever, or typhoid fever, or other contagious, infectious, or communicable disease, before being offered for transportation, must be wrapped in a sheet thoroughly saturated with a strong solution of bichloride of mercury in the proportion of 1 ounce of bichloride of mercury to 1 gallon of water, and inclosed in an air-tight coffin or casket, hermetically sealed, which shall be incased in a tight wooden box of material not less than 1 inch in thickness. Before any dead body can be received for transportation there shall be presented to the transportation agent a certificate from an undertaker, stating that the regulations have been complied with by him; also a certificate from the local health officer, or where no health officer exists, a practicing physician, stating the name, the place of death, and the disease which caused the death of deceased. This certificate shall be furnished in duplicate. One copy shall be pasted on the box containing the dead body.

WEST VIRGINIA,

Rules relative to transportation of dead bodies are similar to those adopted by the State of Ohio.

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