A permit for disinterment‑reinterment shall be issued by the local registrar or deputy registrar only upon receipt of a written authorization signed by:

(1)           the spouse if living; otherwise,

(2)           by the next‑of‑kin and the person who is to perform the disinterment; or

(3)           upon receipt of an order of a court of competent jurisdiction directing such disinterment.

A dead body which has been deposited in a receiving vault shall not be considered a disinterment when removed from the vault for final burial.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑92(7);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. November 15, 1977;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1990; November 1, 1978;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 22, 2018.