Temporary waiver granted for 10-day rule in Pennsylvania

by | Apr 2, 2020 | Articles, COVID-19, Death Care

The below information is current as of the publication date listed. Because COVID-19 response measures on all fronts are continually evolving, clients should stay alert to new developments and consult with counsel on any critical questions.

Gov. Tom Wolf has granted a temporary waiver of the 10-day rule.

The length of time a funeral home may retain a body is automatically extended to 30 days, until the COVID-19 emergency ends. If a funeral home believes it will hold a body for more than 30 days, the funeral home must seek permission from the Funeral Board in the same manner as under the 10-day rule.

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