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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 181VITAL STATISTICS
SUBCHAPTER AMISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
RULE §181.4Preservation of Bodies

No human body may be held in any place or be in transit more than 24 hours after death and pending final disposition unless either maintained at a temperature within the range of 34 degrees - 40 degrees Fahrenheit, or is embalmed by a licensed embalmer in a manner approved by the Texas Funeral Service Commission, or by an embalmer licensed to practice in the state where death occurred or is encased in a container which insures against seepage of fluid and the escape of offensive odors.


Source Note: The provisions of this §181.4 adopted to be effective January 1, 1976; amended to be effective October 8, 1990, 15 TexReg 5603; amended to be effective July 3, 2003, 28 TexReg 4904

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