Senate Study Bill 1027 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1relating to the transportation of dead bodies.
1   Section 1.  Section 144.32, subsection 1, Code 2019, is
2amended to read as follows:
   31.  a.  If a person other than a funeral director, medical
4examiner, or emergency medical service assumes custody of a
5dead body or fetus, the person shall secure a burial transit
6permit. To be valid, the burial transit permit must be issued
7by the county medical examiner, a funeral director, or the
8state registrar. The permit shall be obtained prior to the
9removal of the body or fetus from the place of death and the
10permit shall accompany the body or fetus to the place of final
   12b.  A sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer, fire fighter,
13physician or osteopathic physician licensed pursuant to
14chapter 148, nurse licensed pursuant to chapter 152 or 152E, or
15emergency medical care provider as defined in section 147A.1,
16acting under contract with and direction of a funeral director,
17may, while off duty, transfer a dead body within this state
18under the same circumstances as a funeral director so long
19as such person uses a vehicle owned by and registered to a
20funeral establishment. Such a person shall carry evidence of
21an existing contract with a funeral director. The contracting
22funeral director shall fulfill the requirements of section
23144.27, subsection 1.
25The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
26the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   27This bill allows a sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer,
28fire fighter, physician, nurse, or emergency medical care
29provider to, while off duty, under contract with a funeral
30director, and using a vehicle owned by and registered to
31a funeral establishment, transfer a body under the same
32circumstances as a funeral director.