|(a) The funeral director, or person acting as such, who assumes custody of a dead body or fetus shall obtain an electronically filed report of death through a Bureau of Vital Statistics system or complete a report of death before transporting the body. The report of death shall within 24 hours be mailed or otherwise transmitted to the local registrar of the district in which the death occurred or in which the body was found. A copy of the completed or electronically filed report of death as prescribed by the Bureau of Vital Statistics shall serve as authority to transport or bury the body or fetus within this state. (b) If a dead body or fetus is to be removed from this state, transported by common carrier within this state, or cremated, the funeral director, or person acting as such, shall obtain a burial-transit permit from the local registrar where the death certificate is or will be filed, or from the state registrar electronically through a Bureau of Vital Statistics electronic death registration system. The registrar shall not issue a burial-transit permit until a certificate of death, completed in so far as possible, has been presented (See §181.6 of this title (relating to Disinterment)). (c) The funeral director, or person acting as such, shall furnish the sexton or other person in charge of a cemetery with the information required.