The authorities took over the funeral business

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Photo: Vladimir Astapkovich / RIA Novosti

Medical institutions may not be able to provide installation services, the relevant provision is contained in the Ministry’s draft law “On funeral business”. As informs “the Russian newspaper”, he had to withdraw all services on the medical, ritual and religious.

Currently, this separation is absent. Medical institutions to actively impose their list of paid services, from embalming to preparing the dead for burial.

“Sometimes reaches absurd. Nurses work as individual entrepreneurs, renting a room at the morgue,” said Vice-President of the Union of funeral organizations and crematoria Vladimir Rodkin. According to him, the market characteristic of the concentration of all services around hospitals and morgues. Here you can see samples of funeral products and make the order. As explained Rodkin, medical services end when the person died and an autopsy, and the body transferred to the morgue.

The new rules impose a ban on the preparation of dead bodies for burial by the staff of the health care system, Pathologo-anatomical Bureau and sudmedekspertiza. Also prohibits the exhibition and sale of funeral accessories in medical organizations and with 50 meters to them. On-site health facilities it is proposed to prohibit the placing of points of reception of orders from the services of funeral business.

Ritual of the organization, in turn, can not provide religious services, in particular the funeral. Also not a funeral service, transportation of the body to the morgue, must be done by health care providers.

In addition to the bill, the Ministry is also preparing amendments to the Code of administrative offences regulating the punishment for those who give information about relatives of the deceased third parties, violates the provisions of burial lots, low-quality render funeral services.

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