Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 65-2426a

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Dead body: means a lifeless human body or such parts of a human body or the bones thereof from the state of which it reasonably may be concluded that death recently occurred. See Kansas Statutes 65-2401
  • Vital statistics: includes the registration, preparation, transcription, collection, compilation, and preservation of data pertaining to birth, adoption, legitimation, death, stillbirth, marriage, divorce, annulment of marriage, induced termination of pregnancy, and data incidental thereto. See Kansas Statutes 65-2401

No dead body, as such term is defined in subsection (f) of K.S.A. 65-2401, and amendments thereto, shall be cremated unless a coroner’s permit to cremate has been furnished to authorize such cremation. A telefacsimile signed copy of the coroner’s permit to cremate which authorizes the cremation shall constitute legal authorization for such cremation under this section. The provisions of this section shall be construed as supplemental to and as a part of the uniform vital statistics act. Any person who knowingly violates this section, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than $500.