A-5.02, r. 1 - Regulation respecting the application of the Funeral Operations Act

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136. Where a body is not embalmed, the washing in the context of a funeral rite or practice may only take place after a licensed embalmer has disinfected the body, closed the natural orifices with absorbent cotton soaked in disinfectant and covered the wounds and lesions with waterproof fabric. The licensed embalmer must be present to ensure preventive measures are complied with.
Such a body must be washed within a period of 48 hours after death.
1194-2018O.C. 1194-2018, s. 136.
In force: 2019-01-01
136. Where a body is not embalmed, the washing in the context of a funeral rite or practice may only take place after a licensed embalmer has disinfected the body, closed the natural orifices with absorbent cotton soaked in disinfectant and covered the wounds and lesions with waterproof fabric. The licensed embalmer must be present to ensure preventive measures are complied with.
Such a body must be washed within a period of 48 hours after death.
1194-2018O.C. 1194-2018, s. 136.