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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 43I: Removal of bodies constituting menace to public health

Section 43I. Whenever any mausoleum, vault, crypt or other structure containing one or more dead human bodies shall, in the opinion of the department of public health, become a menace to public health, and the owner thereof fails to remedy or remove the same to the satisfaction of said department, any court of competent jurisdiction may order the owner of said structure to remove such dead body or bodies for interment in some suitable cemetery at the expense of such owner. If such owner cannot be found, such removal and interment shall be at the expense of the cemetery association or other agency in the cemetery of which such mausoleum, vault, crypt or other structure is situated.