Proposed Changes to Cremation Process Regulations

By: Clay Kush Email
By: Clay Kush Email

A new proposal making its way through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is aimed at making it easier for Funeral Directors to meet the wishes of the deceased.

Terry Kucera with the Funerals Directors Board tells us that all the time it takes them to receive a permit to cremate a deceased person is sometimes too long.

He and others are proposing an extension of time to receive these permits from Nebraska County Offices, simplifying the process for grieving families.

"To have to go through the expenses that they don't want, they're forced into these charges that we're obligated to do by state law," said Terry Kucera.

If funeral directors are unable to get permits to cremate a deceased person, they are forced to be embalmed instead.


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