Cremation Policies and Procedures
Printed copies of our cremation policies and procedures are available at any of our mortuary locations.
Following are answers to some commonly asked questions about cremation procedures.
The Nevada Revised Statute (451.650) defines the order of priority of persons who may order the cremation of another person as follows:
A Registered Domestic Partner may order the cremation of his or her domestic partner according to the Nevada Revised Statute (122A.210).
Palm Mortuary’s policy is to require that all persons having the same priority must complete and sign the Cremation Authorization and related documents.
Cremation can take place only after the following conditions have been met:
The authorizing person(s) must make provisions for the final disposition of the cremated remains at the time the paperwork is signed. Cremation is not a funeral service. Any type of remembrance, memorial service or traditional funeral service may be arranged. Cremated remains are the remaining bone fragments resulting from cremation. There are several ways to memorialize and provide a permanent resting place for cremated remains after the cremation. For example:
There are various types and styles of urns (permanent containers for cremated remains) available through Palm Mortuary for memorialization and/or retention.