Ohio Rules and Regulations Regarding Crematory Operations


All licensed crematories in Ohio must have a crematory operator on staff and must comply with specific rules and regulations governing the operation of crematory facilities in the state. This course explains the license and permit requirements for crematory facilities and operators, and explores Ohio's laws that apply to the cremation process. The course concludes by examining two types of cremation authorization forms, the responsibilities of authorizing agents, acts that are prohibited by crematory operators before cremation, and the rules governing the final disposition of unclaimed remains.

This course fulfills the two-hour course requirement on Ohio laws and rules governing crematory operation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • describe the powers and duties of the Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors
  • discuss the permit requirements for crematory operators and license requirements for crematory facilities
  • identify the conduct that is required of and prohibited by crematory operators and licensees
  • differentiate between antemortem cremation authorization forms and cremation authorization forms
  • describe the responsibilities and duties of authorizing agents
  • list the acts prohibited by crematory operators before cremation
  • explain the holding process for embalmed and non-embalmed bodies
  • describe how to handle cremated remains and the rules governing the final disposition of unclaimed remains

Designed For

Crematory operators and licensed funeral professionals in Ohio

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