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Illinois Statutes Chapter 755. Estates § 66/20. Institution of medical, mortuary, or other sciences

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§ 20. Institution of medical, mortuary, or other sciences.

(a) A qualified medical science institution receiving a cadaver pursuant to Section 15 of this Act shall:

(1) hold the cadaver at its facility for 30 days after receipt from the State facility; and

(2) ensure during the 30-day period that the cadaver is not used for any purpose other than for embalming.

(b) After use of the remains, the qualified medical science institution shall cremate them pursuant to Section 19 of the Crematory Regulation Act and deliver them to the appropriate family member, executor, or agent empowered to direct the disposition of the decedent's cremated human remains. If no such person is available or if such person is unwilling to accept the remains, the qualified medical science institution shall inter the cremated human remains at a cemetery licensed under the Cemetery Oversight Act. Upon such interment, the institution shall notify the family member, executor, or agent empowered to direct the disposition of the decedent's remains, if known, by mail of the location of the remains. The institution shall maintain at all times a registry of such interred cremated human remains.

(c) A qualified medical science institution is considered an authorizing agent under the Crematory Regulation Act only for the purpose of ordering the cremation and delivering or interring the remains following cremation as provided in this Section.

(d) If at any time an appropriate family member, executor, or agent empowered to direct the disposition of the decedent's remains makes a written request concerning disposition or return of the remains, the qualified medical science institution shall, at its own expense, return the remains within a reasonable time.

(e) A qualified medical science institution receiving a cadaver under Section 15 of this Act may not transfer a decedent's remains in a manner not authorized by this Act.

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