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What is meant by immediate disposition?
Immediate disposition is the interment, entombment, or cremation of the remains without ceremonies. Immediate disposition usually includes transfer of the remains to the funeral home,merchandise as selected, filing of the necessary documents and transportation to the cemetery or the crematory.
Can a body be cremated immediately following death?
No. The authorization form is signed by the next of kin. (i.e. the state of Oklahoma requires a special permit from the State Medical Examiner before a body can be cremated). Requirements vary from state to state.
What is done with cremated remains?
Cremated remains may be disposed of in a number of ways: buried in a cemetery, placed in a niche in a columbarium, kept by the family in their home, or scattered on private land with the consent of the property owner.
Can a family bury its own dead without using a licensed funeral director?
Yes. See 59 O.S. §396.19 for additional information. The family would be responsible to see that a death certificate is completed and filed at the health department.