Maryland Code, Health-General § 5-514

(a) An individual may not bury or dispose of a body except:

(1) In a family burial plot or other area allowed by a local ordinance;

(2) In a crematory;

(3) In a cemetery;

(4) By donating the body to medical science;  or

(5) By removing the body to another state for final disposition in accordance with the laws of the other state.

(b) An individual who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.


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