I will provide an overview of the basic requirements for obtaining a cremation authorization under Section 497.607, F.S., identify options for proceeding with cremation when a legally authorized person cannot be identified, and provide an analysis of a licensee’s options and exposure when dealing with cremation authorization disputes.
- A refresher on the laws that apply to cremation authorizations;
- A deeper understanding of the definition of “legally authorized person” under Section 497.005(43), F.S.;
- Options for dealing with cremation authorization disputes and their exposure in these circumstances;
- An update on Florida case law dealing with civil actions against licensees.