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A01223 Summary:

SAME ASNo same as
COSPNSRSpano, Castro
MLTSPNSRBoyland, Cook, Hooper
Add S4204, Pub Health L
Includes treatment of human remains by the process of alkaline hydrolysis within the definition of "cremation".
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A01223 Actions:

01/05/2011referred to health
05/05/2011advanced to third reading cal.242
07/11/2011enacting clause stricken
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A01223 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2011-2012 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 5, 2011
        Introduced  by  M. of A. BING, SPANO, CASTRO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
          of A. BOYLAND, COOK, HOOPER, PHEFFER -- read once and referred to  the
          Committee on Health
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public health law, in relation to providing for

          disposition of human remains by the process of alkaline hydrolysis
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.   The public health law is amended by adding a new section
     2  4204 to read as follows:
     3    § 4204. Alkaline hydrolysis; disposition  of  remains.  1.    Alkaline
     4  hydrolysis means the reduction of cadavers or human remains to essential
     5  elements through exposure to a combination of heat, pressure and alkali.
     6    2.  An  institution  authorized by article forty-two or forty-three of
     7  this chapter to receive unclaimed cadavers or anatomical gifts, notwith-
     8  standing any other provision of law, may  dispose  of  the  cadavers  or

     9  dissected  remains  of  such  cadavers  after  the  completion  of  such
    10  research, study or anatomical instruction  thereon  by  the  process  of
    11  alkaline  hydrolysis;  provided,  however,  that the process of alkaline
    12  hydrolysis shall be performed only in a system  which  the  commissioner
    13  determines protects health, safety and the environment. Any bone shadows
    14  must be decently buried or handled as if they were cremains.
    15    3.  The  commissioner  may  adopt  and amend rules and regulations, as
    16  needed, to implement the use of alkaline hydrolysis in  the  disposition
    17  of remains.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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