Immediate disposition means a direct method of disposition of dead human remains by way of immediate burial or immediate cremation. Immediate disposition company means any business, other than a licensed funeral establishment, where a licensed funeral service practitioner operates the business of immediate disposition and where business records are kept.
A person may not operate an immediate disposition company unless the immediate disposition company meets the necessary requirements. An immediate disposition company must: (a) Be licensed at a fixed location under ORS 692.146; and (b) Be operated by a licensed funeral service practitioner.
An Immediate Disposition Company shall only: (a) Arrange for immediate burials and immediate cremations without public viewing, visitation or ceremony with the human remains present, except for a graveside service; and (b) If minimum preparation of a human remains is requested by the family, for purposes of having an "identification viewing," the immediate disposition company shall refer the family to a licensed funeral establishment to provide those services.
If the immediate disposition company is conducting preneed sales of funeral goods and services funded by trusts, it must be registered with the Department of Consumer and Business Services and comply with the provisions of ORS 97.923 to 97.949.
To apply for an initial facility license, submit the Initial Application For Oregon License To Operate An Immediate Disposition Company. To apply to change the ownership of an existing facility, submit the Change Of Ownership Application For Oregon License To Operate an Immediate Disposition Company. These forms are both available by request, contact Board Staff to obtain the applications. Additionally, you must submit a background information questionnaire for any principals of the facility that do not currently hold an individual license with the Board.
The fee for initial licensure is $150 (includes first principal) + $50 for each additional principal. The fee to renew the license is $700 every 2 years.