Chapter 4717-15 Crematory Operator
Pursuant to section 4717.051 of the Revised Code, an individual seeking an initial crematory operator permit on January 1, 2019 shall submit the following to the board:
(A) Evidence of a board approved crematory operation certification program completed on or after January 1, 2014 or evidence of expiration of a board approved crematory operation certification program within the last twenty-four months; and
(B) Within the last twenty-four months, evidence of a completed two hour course of laws and rules relevant to this state and specific to crematory operation.
A crematory operator permit issed by the board shall be renewed in accordance with division (A) of section 4717.08 of the Revised Code and division (D) of section 4717.09 of the Revised Code after demonstrating proof to the board the following requirements:
(A) Successful completion or proof of an unexpired and active certification from a board approved crematory operation certification program; and
(B) Within the last twenty-four months, successful completion of a two hour course consisting of laws and rules relevant to this state and specific to crematory operation.
(A) A board approved crematory operation certification program required in division (A) (3) of section 4717.051 of the Revised Code means the following:
A certification program submitted to the board for review and approval that is approved by vote of the board.
(B) The board after reviewing the crematory operation certification program procedures and materials, may approve the program or return it to the provider for revision without approval. If a certification program has been returned for revision without approval, the board will indicate the reasons for the denial and the crematory operation certification program may not be offered for course programing by the provider until approved by the board.
(A) As used in this division:
"Crematory Operation Certification Program" means a program approved by the board that includes all of the minimum requirements set by the board and a two hour course on laws and rules relevant to this state and specific to crematory operation. The two hour course may be joined with a program that includes the minimum requirements set by the board.
(B) A crematory operation certification program approved by the board must address with the appropriate depth and competencies required for a crematory operator to safely and effectively work in a cremation facility and shall include at a minimum each of the following required topics:
(1) Cremation equipment and maintenance;
(2) Overview of the cremation process;
(3) Combustion and incineration;
(4) Shipping, receiving, tracking, and handling of remains;
(5) Cremation safety and compliance;
(6) Identification procedures and due diligence;
(7) Record keeping;
(8) Risks of liability;
(9) Environmental laws and regulations;
(10) Occupational safety and health administration laws and regulations (OSHA).
(A) Pursuant to section 4717.051 of the Revised Code, each person authorized by permit to practice in this state as a crematory operator shall attend a two hour course on law and rules for the twenty-four month compliance period ending December 31, 2018 and every two years thereafter. The two hour course shall consist of laws and rules relevant to this state and specific to crematory operation.
(B) Completion of the two hour course satisfies the requirement set forth in paragraph (H)(3) of rule 4717-9-01 of the Administrative Code and may count toward renewal for an individual licensed under Chapter 4717. of the Revised Code.
A holder of a crematory operator permit shall display the permit in a conspicuous place within the facility.