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Chapter 4717-15 | Crematory Operator

 
 
 
Rule
Rule 4717-15-01 | Crematory Operator Permit.
 

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.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4717.04
Amplifies: 4717.051
Five Year Review Date: 5/24/2018
Rule 4717-15-02 | Renewal of crematory operator permit.
 

A crematory operator permit issued 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) An unexpired and active certification from a board approved crematory operation certification program or in the case of renewal, a board approved crematory operator permit refresher course completion certificate; and

In the event the governor has declared a state of emergency, the board of embalmers and funeral directors may extend the validity of a crematory operation certification program through the period of the declared emergency, and up to one year from the end of the declared emergency.

(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.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4717.04, 4717.051
Amplifies: 4717.051
Five Year Review Date: 5/24/2018
Prior Effective Dates: 5/24/2018
Rule 4717-15-03 | Board approved certification process for crematory operation certification programs.
 

(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. If a certification program is returned for revision, the board will indicate the reasons for the denial and the crematory operation certification program may not be offered by the provider until approved by the board.

(C) A certificate of completion issued by a board approved crematory operation certification program provider is valid for a five-year period.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4717.04; 4717.051
Amplifies: 4717.051
Five Year Review Date: 5/24/2018
Rule 4717-15-04 | Crematory operation certification program requirements.
 

(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).

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4717.04
Amplifies: 4717.051
Five Year Review Date: 5/24/2018
Rule 4717-15-05 | Crematory operator permit education.
 

(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.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4717.04
Amplifies: 4717.051
Five Year Review Date: 5/24/2018
Rule 4717-15-06 | Crematory operator permit identification card and display.
 

A holder of a crematory operator permit shall display the permit in a conspicuous place within the facility.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4717.04
Amplifies: 4717.051
Five Year Review Date: 5/24/2018
Rule 4717-15-07 | Crematory Operator Permit Refresher Course.
 

(A) As used in this rule:

"Crematory Operator Permit Refresher Course" means a program approved by the board that includes all of the minimum requirements set by the board in paragraph (B) of rule 4717-15-04 of the Administrative Code 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.

"Board approval" means a program submitted to the board for review and approval that is approved by vote of the board.

(B) Completion of the crematory operator permit refresher course satisfies the active certification requirement as a condition for renewal set forth in division (D) of section 4717.09 of the Revised Code.

(C) The course shall be a minimum of four hours and expires five years from the date of completion.

(D) After review of the crematory operator permit refresher course program procedures and materials, the board may approve the program or return it to the provider for revision. If a certification program has been returned for revision, the board will indicate the reasons for the denial and the crematory operator permit refresher course may not be offered by the provider until approved by the board.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4717.04; 4717.051
Amplifies: 4717.051
Five Year Review Date: 2/18/2025