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Funeral establishments licensed in states that border Washington State, with similar laws, may apply for this registration for the limited purpose of removing human remains from Washington State prior to submitting a Certificate of Death
The conduct of funeral directors, embalmers or any other person employed by or acting on behalf of a removal registrant is the direct responsibility of the holder of the Certificate of Removal Registration.
The Funeral and Cemetery Board may impose sanctions on the holder of a Certificate of Removal Registration if the registrant is found to be in violation of any death care statute or rule.
Certificate of Removal Registrations expire on January 31, or as otherwise determined by the Director.
Certificates of Death, Notices of Removal, and Disposition Permits are governed by the Department of Health underand .
To get a Certificate of Removal Registration you must:
Submit an application:
All funeral establishment licenses expire on January 31 each year. You must renew your license annually.
All Certificates of Removal Registrations will expire on January 31 each year. You must renew your certificate annually.