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Overview (table of contents) Chapter 1. General provisions.
Chapter 2. Request for funeral and cremation services.
Chapter 3. Burial plot
Chapter 4. Cemeteries.
Chapter 5. Entry into force, etc., The full text of the Ordinance of the law about funeral and cremation is hereby promulgated Act No. 346 of 26. June 1975 on funeral and cremation with the changes brought about by Act No. 502 of 17. June of 2008.
§ 1. Corpses must be either buried or burned.
§ 2. Burial must take place at the national church, cemetery or other church Ministry approved burial sites.
(2). Grave statement in churches or associated's Church or Crypts can be done, where it so far has been particularly provided or under special circumstances allowed by the Advisory Board.
§ 3. Cremation must happen in the crematoria, which is approved by the Advisory Board.
(2). The ashes must be reduced in one of the cemeteries referred to in § 2, paragraph 1, or be placed in a different location, approved by the Advisory Board.
(3). The ashes can be spread over the high seas, if the deceased has requested this in writing. The requirement of writing requirements may be waived when there is no doubt that it was the deceased's wish that the ash would spread over the open sea. The burial authority shall decide whether the requirement of writing requirements can be waived. Made who objected to the decision, the funeral and taken the opposition not to follow, submit to the burial authority decision of the Probate Court, acting in a ruling that cannot be appealed.
(4). The Diocesan øvrigheden can allow treatment with the ashes on the other seemly way than mentioned in paragraphs 2 and 3, when there is a specific request from the pronounced deceased. The Diocesan øvrighedens decision an appeal may be lodged to the Church Ministry. Complaints must be submitted in writing, within 4 weeks after the complainant has been informed of the decision.
§ 4. Advisory Board shall lay down detailed rules on funeral and cremation.
Request for funeral and cremation services.
§ 5. Request for the making of funeral or cremation shall be made over for the burial authority, cf. § 6.
(2). If not the deceased's nearest, the person or the institution, which until now has taken care of the deceased, or other makes a request for the making of funeral or cremation, should such a request be made by the municipality.
(3). Detailed rules on the request, including the certificates, etc., which must accompany the request, shall be established by the Advisory Board.
§ 6. The parish priest on the deceased's place of residence is the burial authority. Had the deceased not domiciled in this country, is the vicar at the death site burial authority. Where the circumstances justify it, he or she may, however, upon the recommendation of the Advisory Councils to approve the creation of a special funeral authority.
(2). The burial authority shall deliver notifications of deaths in accordance with rules to be fixed by the Advisory Board.
§ 7. The burial authority decides on the basis of the request and in accordance with the rules laid down in section 8, for burial or cremation to take place, and whether a priest must participate in the burial plot (ecclesiastical burial) or this will be done without the involvement of a priest (civil funeral).
§ 8. For the purpose of determining whether the corpse must be buried or burned, the wishes of the deceased are submitted after his age of 15 years. years, are met.
(2). For the purpose of determining whether the funeral operation must be ecclesiastical or civil, must wish that the deceased has made after his age of 15 years. years, are met. Was deceased at the time of his death a member of the Church or a religious community outside the people's Church, regarded this as an expression of a desire on the part of ecclesiastical burial, unless the contrary is established.
(3). If no expressions from the deceased with respect to those referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 issues, would that effect from that which makes the request for the making of funeral or cremation, to comply, unless a person stood late closer, puts forward a dissenting desire from here.
§ 9. If any objections are made funeral authority's decision of the issues mentioned in section 7, and taken the opposition not to follow, shall submit the question of probate. authority the funeral
(2). In the event of a dispute between the bereaved on the selection of burial place may issue accordingly brought before the Probate Court.
(3). Change the Court's decisions in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be adopted by a decision that cannot be appealed.
§ 10. Burial or cremation shall not be carried out before the decision of the questions mentioned in paragraph 7 are available. The same applies to the burial plot. Advisory Board may, however, lay down rules according to which the provisions of 2. paragraph may be waived when special circumstances.
§ 11. By ecclesiastical burial determined funeral action sequences by the priest after negotiation with the funeral or cremation wishes, which made.
(2). When a priest in the Church of Denmark is involved, however, the operation shall be carried out in accordance with the funeral folkekirkens jordpåkastelses ritual.
(3). When a priest in a religious community outside of people's Church helps at a funeral at the national church cemeteries or from its chapels, in determining the course of action also negotiated with the funeral cemetery Board.
§ 12. At the civic funeral of Church cemeteries or from its course of action determined funeral chapels after negotiation with the cemetery Board.
§ 13. Cemetery Board may oppose such part of a planned funeral operation, which would run counter to the propriety and order, should be observed at the cemeteries.
§ 14. If it is customary in the place that made the Bell ringing at funerals, should a request be accepted both by ecclesiastical as civil funeral.
§ 15. The Board of Directors for a folkekirkelig cemetery with church Minister's permit may entrust a part of this for use in a religious community outside the people's Church.
§ 16. Advisory Board may authorize the construction of municipal cemeteries. At such cemeteries must be of the municipality shall comprise at least one Funeral Chapel, unless that alone must be urn reduction on the site protected. National church pastors and priests in religious communities outside the Church of Denmark can make funeral in the square.
(2). Advisory Board can allow religious communities outside the Church of Denmark to bring own cemeteries.
(3). Advisory Board may in exceptional circumstances authorise the construction of other cemeteries than those referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2.
(4). Authorisations in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3 may, among other things. shall be conditional on the lodging of a security for the funeral of the site maintenance. The nature and amount of security fixed by the Advisory Board.
(5). For in paragraphs 1 to 3 shall lay down rules on the cemeteries Board, supervision and use, etc. in one of the Church Ministry upheld the Statute, or in special cases otherwise after Church Minister's quantification.
Entry into force, etc.
§ 17. The law shall enter into force on the 1. January 1976.
(2). The following provisions are hereby deleted: 1) Regulation of 7. November 1682 for funerals in Denmark and Norway. 2) Regulation of 22. February 1805 for Denmark and Norway, which prohibits new grave sites design in churches and prescribes the conditions under which the current property funerals must afbenyttes. 3) Cancellie-Poster by 5. January 1811 regarding how treatment with texts for church music and with ligvers. 4) Law No. 155 of 30. November 1874 about change of estate and community property section 2, 2. paragraph 5) Law No. 100 of 19. April 1907 on various matters relating to funerals. 6) Royal Decree No. 61 of 16. March 1910 regarding access for national church pastors to make their participation in funerals, where cremation takes place. 7) Royal Decree No. 75 of 26. March 1910, concerning the approval of the people's Church dissenting religious communities funeral rituals. 8) Law No. 162 of 18. April 1950 for cremation.
§ 18. The law does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland but may by Royal. device is put into force in these regions with the variances, as the special Faroese and Greenlandic conditions warrant.
Act No. 502 of 17. June 2008 includes the following entry-into-force provisions, etc.:
(1). The law shall enter into force on the 1. August 2008, see. However, paragraph 2.
(2). section 3, paragraph 3, of the law on the funeral and cremation services, as amended by this Act, section 1, no. 1, shall enter into force on the 1. January 2009.
The law does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Church Ministry, 19. Birthe Rønn Hornbech/June 2008 Wilson Egholm
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