901 Kar 5:100. Cadavers

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/901/005/100.htm
Published: 2015

      901 KAR 5:100.

Cadavers.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS

Chapter 213

      STATUTORY

AUTHORITY: KRS 194.050, 211.090, 311.310, 311.165-311.247

      NECESSITY,

FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS Chapter 213, relating to Vital Statistics,

authorizes the Cabinet for Human Resources to regulate the transportation,

disposal and interment of dead bodies and the use of dead bodies or parts

thereof for educational and scientific purposes. The purpose of this

administrative regulation is to regulate, except as otherwise provided by law,

the transportation, use, disposal and interment of dead bodies brought into

this state from another state for educational or scientific purposes.

 

      Section 1.

Approval Required for Importation of Dead Body Into State for Educational or

Scientific Purposes; Exceptions. (1) Except as otherwise authorized by

subsection (6) of this section, no person shall transport into this state, a

dead body or part thereof, for educational or scientific purposes without first

obtaining the prior approval of the Cabinet for Human Resources.

      (2) An applicant

desiring to transport a dead body or part thereof into this state for

educational or scientific purposes shall file a notarized application with the

cabinet setting forth the proposed use, need, qualifications of personnel and

adequacy of equipment and facilities.

      (3) Upon receipt

of the notarized application the cabinet shall cause an investigation to be

made to determine the proposed use, need, qualifications of personnel and the

adequacy of equipment and facilities.

      (4) The

Secretary for Human Resources shall, on the basis of his investigation, either

grant or deny the application. In the event the application is approved, the

secretary shall in accordance with KRS 311.310 require the applicant to post a

bond in the sum of $1,000 conditioned upon compliance with the terms of this

administrative regulation and the lawful use and disposition of any dead bodies

or parts thereof that may be received by the applicant.

      (5) After the

use of the dead bodies or parts thereof has been completed as approved by the

cabinet, such bodies or parts thereof shall be disposed of as set forth in the

approved application, or as otherwise authorized by law. A special transit

permit shall be obtained for the transportation of such dead bodies or parts

thereof from the Cabinet for Human Resources.

      (6) This

administrative regulation shall not restrict the importation and use of dead

bodies for educational or scientific purposes by any state publicly funded,

accredited medical school located in Kentucky, nor the importation and use of

any dead body or part thereof, the donation of which was made pursuant to the

Kentucky Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, KRS 311.165 to 311.247, or as may be

otherwise authorized by law.

 

      Section 2.

Facility Requirements. An applicant for approval to import a dead body into

this state for educational or scientific purposes shall meet the following

facility requirements:

      (1) Comply with

applicable state and local fire safety, housing and plumbing codes as evidenced

by written approvals from appropriate governmental agencies;

      (2) Maintain all

facilities in a sanitary condition;

      (3) Maintain

strict rules of privacy and allow no one in the area in which a dead human body

is being dissected or stored except for faculty and duly registered students of

the facility or authorized personnel;

      (4) Store all

cadavers by use of one (1) of the following methods:

      (a) In covered

vats or tanks submersed in a preservative acceptable to the cabinet;

      (b) Wrapped in

gauze or similar material, after embalming, soaked with formalin or other

acceptable preservative, and stored in a morgue type refrigeration unit or

equivalent with a temperature range of thirty-eight (38) to forty (40) degrees

Fahrenheit.

      (c) Enclosed in

sealed plastic bags, after embalming; or

      (d) By other

means which would be acceptable to the cabinet.

      (5) Provide

outside ventilation, including continuous air changes and mechanical power to

provide sufficient air movement to rooms housing cadaver storage vents, tanks

or refrigeration units;

      (6) Provide

security to all storage areas at all times;

      (7) Provide a

dissection area that shall contain:

      (a) A minimum of

100 square feet of floor area with a minimum room area of 180 square feet,

exclusive of cadaver storage space;

      (b) Flooring

constructed of terrazzo, tile, concrete or other waterproof or impervious

material from wall to wall;

      (c) Dissection

table with stainless steel top with rolled edge and drainage;

      (d) Ventilation

to outside of building with mechanical power sufficient to provide adequate air

movement;

      (e) Lighting at

the table level of not less than 1,000 foot candles;

      (f) Adequate

electrical outlets including outlets in proximity to dissection table;

      (g) Slop sink

with running water and adequate drainage;

      (h) Storage area

for supplies and equipment;

      (i) Work counter

with sink equipped for hand washing; and

      (j) Sanitary

waste receptacle. (6 Ky.R. 104; eff. 9-5-79; Am. 16 Ky.R. 935; eff. 1-12-90.)
Read Entire Law on www.lrc.ky.gov