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HHS/CDC RIN: 0920-AA72 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Control of Communicable Diseases; Importation of Human Remains 
Abstract:

This rulemaking codifies and clarifies current practices, guidance, and statutory authority concerning the importation of human remains. We are also changing the name of the regulation from "Dead Bodies" to "Importation of Human Remains" to further clarify that, in addition to the importation of a whole body, our authority to protect the health of the public extends to portions of deceased bodies, which may be infected with communicable diseases.

 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 71.55   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 243    42 U.S.C. 264    42 U.S.C. 265    42 U.S.C. 267    42 U.S.C. 271   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/25/2019  84 FR 64808   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/24/2020 
Final Action  09/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ashley C. Altenburger JD
Public Health Analyst
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE, MS: H 16-4,
Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone:800 232-4636
Email: dgmqpolicyoffice@cdc.gov