84. An inspector may, in the exercise of the functions of office,
(1) at any reasonable time enter any premises where funeral operations are carried out and any premises where the inspector has reasonable grounds to believe that such operations are carried out;
(2) take photographs of the premises and equipment;
(3) require the persons present to provide any information about the operations carried out in those premises that is necessary for the discharge of the inspector’s functions, and to produce any document or extract of a document containing such information for examination or the making of copies;
(4) inspect any vehicle used to transport bodies;
(5) conduct any test or analysis or take any measurements; and
(6) open a container or any equipment used as part of funeral operations, including a casket, or ask that it be opened for examination.
An inspector may be accompanied by an expert in a particular matter or request that the funeral services business or cemetery operator under inspection seek an expert opinion and provide the inspector with the resulting report, if such an opinion is considered necessary. The cost of the expert opinion is assumed by the funeral services business or cemetery operator.
2016, c. 12016, c. 1, s. 84.