§ 144C.1 Short title
§ 144C.2 Definitions
§ 144C.3 Declaration — designee.
§ 144C.4 Reliance — immunities.
§ 144C.5 Final disposition of remains — right to control.
§ 144C.6 Declaration of designee — form — requirements.
§ 144C.7 Revocation of declaration
§ 144C.8 Forfeiture of designee’s authority.
§ 144C.9 Interstate effect of declaration
§ 144C.10 Effect of declaration
§ 144C.11 Practice of mortuary science

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 144C

  • Adult: means a person who is married or who is eighteen years of age or older. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • Adult day services program: means adult day services program as defined in section 231D. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • Assisted living program: means an assisted living program under chapter 231C. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • Ceremony: means a formal act or set of formal acts established by custom or authority to commemorate a decedent. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • Child: means a son or daughter of a person, whether by birth or adoption. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Decedent: means a deceased adult. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • Declarant: means a competent adult who executes a declaration pursuant to this chapter. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • Declaration: means a written instrument that is executed by a declarant in accordance with the requirements of this chapter, and that names a designee who shall have the sole responsibility and discretion for making decisions concerning the final disposition of the declarant's remains and the ceremonies planned after the declarant's death. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • Designee: means a competent adult designated under a declaration who shall have the sole responsibility and discretion for making decisions concerning the final disposition of the declarant's remains and the ceremonies planned after the declarant's death. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • Elder group home: means elder group home as defined in section 231B. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • executor: includes administrator, and the term "administrator" includes executor, where the subject matter justifies such use. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Final disposition: means the burial, interment, cremation, removal from the state, or other disposition of remains. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Licensed hospice program: means a licensed hospice program as defined in section 135J. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Reasonable under the circumstances: means consideration of what is appropriate in relation to the declarant's finances, cultural or family customs, and religious or spiritual beliefs. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • Remains: means the body or cremated remains of a decedent. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Third party: includes but is not limited to a funeral director, funeral establishment, cremation establishment, cemetery, the state medical examiner, or a county medical examiner. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1