The body of any person whose death occurs in this state may not be interred, deposited in a vault or tomb, cremated, or otherwise disposed of, until a burial-transit permit has been properly issued by a subregistrar. A burial-transit permit may not be issued by any subregistrar until a complete and satisfactory certificate and return of the death has been filed with the state registrar. If the certificate is incorrect or incomplete, the subregistrar may not issue the permit until it is corrected or completed. In the case of any death outside of this state, a burial-transit permit issued in accordance with the law and the health regulations in force in the state where the death occurred, when accompanying a body shipped through or into this state, may be accepted with the same effect as a permit from a subregistrar. If the death occurred from some disease that is held to be communicable by the state department of health, the subregistrar shall refuse to issue a permit for the removal or other disposition of the body except under the conditions prescribed by the state department of health and the local board of health.