79. More than 24 hours but less than 48 hours after death, an unembalmed body may only be presented or a viewing be held provided that the body has been kept at a temperature of 4°C or less for a period of at least 3 hours and that the eyes and mouth are closed.
During that period, the funeral services business may present the body or hold a viewing of the body, taken directly from the refrigerated space, for 2 maximum periods of 3 hours. Those 2 periods must be interrupted by 1 period of at least 3 hours of refrigeration of the body at a temperature of 4°C or less.
Where physical contact with the body is possible, a licensed embalmer must disinfect the body, and the wounds and lesions must be covered with waterproof fabric.
1194-2018O.C. 1194-2018, s. 79.