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  194.100.  Transportation of bodies where cause of death is noncontagious. — The body of any person having died of a cause or disease that is not contagious, infectious or communicable, and from which no offensive odor emits, may be offered to and accepted by any common carrier for transportation; provided, the destination can be reached within twenty-four hours from the time of death of such person, but if the destination cannot be reached within twenty-four hours from the time of such death, then the body must be thoroughly embalmed by arterial and cavity injection with a disinfecting fluid, or encased in an airtight metal or metal-lined burial case, coffin, casket or box that is closed and hermetically sealed.


(RSMo 1939 § 9787)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9066; 1919 § 5822; 1909 § 6690

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