Please be advised that on Thursday, October 13, 2022, the Kentucky Office of Attorney General, Office of Consumer Protection (“Office"), filed a proposed regulation amendment with the Legislative Research Commission (“LRC"). The proposed amendment is to regulation 40 KAR 2:150 titled “Cremation forms and inspections." The amendment removes unnecessary language from the regulation as duplicative and which is already incorporated by reference in forms. The amendment includes updated incorporated forms that are easier to understand and consistent in appearance. It is intended that the new forms are easier for regulated crematory authorities to complete. The crematory authorization form is updated to reflect statutory changes resulting from HB 3 (2022), Senate Bill 38 (2020), and Senate Bill 66 (2020). The amended regulation provides better notice about when crematory authorities must file required forms. The regulation expressly permits the cremation of a deceased pregnant woman with the fetal remains of her unborn child.
You can view the proposed regulation and forms by clicking here or visiting the LRC's website at: https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/kar/titles/040/
A public hearing on this proposed administrative regulation shall be held on December 29, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time at the Kentucky Office of Attorney General, Office of Consumer Protection, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Room A, Frankfort, KY 40601. Individuals interested in being heard at this hearing shall notify the Office in writing at least five (5) working days prior to the hearing of their intent to attend. Any person may submit written comments on the proposed administrative regulation. Written comments shall be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2022. Written notification of intent to be heard at the public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulation shall be sent to email@example.com.