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410 ILCS 18/25

    (410 ILCS 18/25)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-824)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 25. Recordkeeping.
    (a) The crematory authority shall furnish to the person who delivers human remains to the crematory authority a receipt signed at the time of delivery by both the crematory authority and the person who delivers the human remains, showing the date and time of the delivery, the type of casket or alternative container that was delivered, the name of the person from whom the human remains were received and the name of the funeral establishment or other entity with whom the person is affiliated, the name of the person who received the human remains on behalf of the crematory authority, and the name of the decedent. The crematory shall retain a copy of this receipt in its permanent records.
    (b) Upon its release of cremated remains, the crematory authority shall furnish to the person who receives the cremated remains from the crematory authority a receipt signed by both the crematory authority and the person who receives the cremated remains, showing the date and time of the release, the name of the person to whom the cremated remains were released and the name of the funeral establishment, cemetery, or other entity with whom the person is affiliated, the name of the person who released the cremated remains on behalf of the crematory authority, and the name of the decedent. The crematory shall retain a copy of this receipt in its permanent records.
    (c) A crematory authority shall maintain at its place of business a permanent record of each cremation that took place at its facility which shall contain the name of the decedent, the date of the cremation, and the final disposition of the cremated remains.
    (d) The crematory authority shall maintain a record of all cremated remains disposed of by the crematory authority in accordance with subsection (d) of Section 40.
    (e) Upon completion of the cremation, the crematory authority shall file the burial transit permit as required by the Illinois Vital Records Act and rules adopted under that Act and the Illinois Counties Code, and transmit a photocopy of the burial transit permit along with the cremated remains to whoever receives the cremated remains from the authorizing agent unless the cremated remains are to be interred, entombed, inurned, or placed in a scattering area, in which case the crematory authority shall retain a copy of the burial transit permit and shall send the permit, along with the cremated remains, to the cemetery, which shall file the permit with the designated agency after the interment, entombment, inurnment, or scattering has taken place.
    (f) All cemeteries shall maintain a record of all cremated remains that are disposed of on their property, provided that the cremated remains were properly transferred to the cemetery and the cemetery issued a receipt acknowledging the transfer of the cremated remains.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-12; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-824)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 25. Recordkeeping.
    (a) The crematory authority shall furnish to the person who delivers human remains to the crematory authority a receipt signed, in either paper or electronic format, at the time of delivery by both the crematory authority and the person who delivers the human remains, showing the date and time of the delivery, the type of casket or alternative container that was delivered, the name of the person from whom the human remains were received and the name of the funeral establishment or other entity with whom the person is affiliated, the name of the person who received the human remains on behalf of the crematory authority, and the name of the decedent. The crematory shall retain a copy of this receipt in its permanent records.
    (b) Upon its release of cremated remains, the crematory authority shall furnish to the person who receives the cremated remains from the crematory authority a receipt signed, in either paper or electronic format, by both the crematory authority and the person who receives the cremated remains, showing the date and time of the release, the name of the person to whom the cremated remains were released and the name of the funeral establishment, cemetery, or other entity with whom the person is affiliated, the name of the person who released the cremated remains on behalf of the crematory authority, and the name of the decedent. The crematory shall retain a copy of this receipt in its permanent records.
    (c) A crematory authority shall maintain at its place of business a permanent record of each cremation that took place at its facility which shall contain the name of the decedent, the date of the cremation, and the final disposition of the cremated remains.
    (d) The crematory authority shall maintain a record of all cremated remains disposed of by the crematory authority in accordance with subsection (d) of Section 40.
    (e) Upon completion of the cremation, the crematory authority shall file the burial transit permit as required by the Illinois Vital Records Act and rules adopted under that Act and the Illinois Counties Code, and transmit a photocopy of the burial transit permit along with the cremated remains to whoever receives the cremated remains from the authorizing agent unless the cremated remains are to be interred, entombed, inurned, or placed in a scattering area, in which case the crematory authority shall retain a copy of the burial transit permit and shall send the permit, along with the cremated remains, to the cemetery, which shall file the permit with the designated agency after the interment, entombment, inurnment, or scattering has taken place.
    (f) All cemeteries shall maintain a record of all cremated remains that are disposed of on their property, provided that the cremated remains were properly transferred to the cemetery and the cemetery issued a receipt acknowledging the transfer of the cremated remains.
(Source: P.A. 102-824, eff. 1-1-23.)