Ownership and Management of Crematories

  1. HSC - 8347
    (Health and Safety Code)
    (a)  The crematory licensee, or his or her authorized representative shall provide instruction to all crematory personnel involved in the cremation process. This instruction shall lead to a demonstrated knowledge on the part of an employee regarding identification procedures used during cremation, operation of the cremation chamber and processing equipment and all laws relevant to the handling of a body and cremated remains. This instruction shall be outlined in a written plan maintained by the crematory licensee for inspection and comment by an inspector of the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau.
  2. HSC - 8347
    (Health and Safety Code)
    (b)  No employee shall be allowed to operate any cremation equipment until he or she has demonstrated to the licensee or authorized representative that he or she understands procedures required to ensure that health and safety conditions are maintained at the crematory and that cremated remains are not commingled other than for acceptable residue, as defined. The crematory licensee shall maintain a record to document that an employee has received the training specified in this section.
  3. HSC - 8347
    (Health and Safety Code)
    • (c)  On or after March 1, 1994, any crematory that fails, when requested by an official of the bureau, to produce a written employee instruction plan, or record of employee training for inspection, shall have 15 working days from the time of the request to produce a plan or training record for review by the chief of the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau. The license of the crematory shall be suspended, pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, if no plan or training record is produced for review after 15 working days have elapsed.
    • (Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 568, Sec. 249. Effective January 1, 2001.)
  4. BPC - 7712.1
    (Business and Professions Code)
    • Any change in the ownership of a crematory shall be reported to the bureau. Any transfer in a single transaction or a related series of transactions of more than 50 percent of the equitable interest in a licensed crematory shall constitute a change of ownership. When a change of ownership in a crematory occurs, the existing crematory license shall lapse and the new owner shall obtain a new license from the bureau as otherwise provided in this act. The bureau shall not require an applicant under this section to obtain any new permit or license from any other governmental agency when the existing permit or license is valid.
    • (Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 395, Sec. 35. Effective January 1, 2016.)
  5. BPC - 7713(a)
    (Business and Professions Code)
    • A crematory shall at all times employ a licensed crematory manager to manage, supervise, and direct its operations.
    • (a) Every crematory shall designate a licensed crematory manager to manage the crematory, and shall report the designation to the bureau within 10 days of the effective date. Any change in the designated manager shall be reported to the bureau within 10 days.
  6. BPC - 7713.2(a)
    (Business and Professions Code)
    (a) A person shall not engage in or conduct, or hold himself or herself out as engaging in or conducting, the activities of a crematory manager without holding a valid, unexpired crematory manager license issued by the bureau.
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Ownership and Management of Crematories
Codes pertaining to California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau for Crematory Management