51. In the event of a cessation of operations or a bankruptcy, a columbarium operator, a funeral services business that holds human ashes or, if applicable, the syndic, must take reasonable measures to hand the ashes over to a relative. The operator, business or syndic may also hand the ashes over to any other person who shows an interest in the deceased person.
If such measures fail, the ashes must be placed in a cemetery or handed over to another columbarium operator at the expense of the columbarium operator who ceased operations.
The columbarium operator, funeral services business or syndic, as the case may be, must inform the Minister of the steps taken and the place where the ashes have been placed.
The Minister may inform the public of the cessation of activities or the bankruptcy of a columbarium operator and indicate to which operator the ashes were handed over.
2016, c. 12016, c. 1, s. 51.