C.R.S. Section 12-135-303
Registration required


Unless practicing at a registered crematory under this section and except as provided in section 12-140-105 (3), a person shall not practice as, or offer the services of, a cremationist, nor shall the crematory sell or offer to sell funeral goods and services to the public.


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Each crematory shall register with the director using forms as determined by the director. The registration shall include the following:


The specific location of the crematory;


The full name and address of the designee appointed pursuant to subsection (3) of this section;


The date the crematory began doing business; and


A list of each of the following services provided at each crematory location:


Refrigerating or holding human remains;


Transporting human remains to or from the crematory or the place of final disposition;


Providing funeral goods or services to the public;


Cremating human remains; and


Selling preneed contracts.


Each crematory registration shall be renewed, according to a schedule established by the director, in a form as determined by the director.


If, after initial registration, the crematory provides a service listed in subsection (2)(a)(IV) of this section that was not included in the initial registration, the crematory shall submit an amended registration within thirty days after beginning to provide the new service.


If, after initial registration, the crematory appoints a new designee, the crematory shall submit an amended registration within thirty days after appointing the designee.


Registrations issued pursuant to this part 3 are subject to the expiration, reinstatement, and delinquency fee provisions specified in section 12-20-202 (1) and (2).


Each crematory shall appoint an individual as the designee of the crematory. A designee shall:


Be at least eighteen years of age;


Have at least two years’ experience working for a crematory;


Be employed by the registered crematory that the designee represents;


Have the authority within the crematory’s organization to require that personnel comply with this article 135; and


Not be designated for more than one crematory unless the additional establishment is operated under common ownership and management and no crematory is more than sixty miles from another establishment held under the same ownership conditions.


The designee shall require each person employed at the crematory to demonstrate evidence of compliance with section 12-135-304. The designee shall retain the records of the evidence of compliance so long as the person is employed at the crematory.


This section shall not require the registration of a nonprofit organization that only provides education or support to an individual who intends to provide for final disposition of human remains.

Source: Section 12-135-303 — Registration required, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-12.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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Current through Fall 2024

§ 12-135-303’s source at colorado​.gov