Yes, if the following holds true, in this order of priority: [IC 23-14-57-1 Sec. 1. b,3.]
- The individual who was the spouse of the deceased at the time of the deceased’s death is no longer living.
- The surviving adult child or children of the deceased are no longer living. However, if one or more are living then:
- any one (1) of the surviving adult children has given written consent to the removal of the deceased’s remains;
- all other surviving adult children have been notified, by any of their siblings, of the proposed removal of the deceased’s remains,
- The parent(s) of the deceased are no longer living. If either is, then written consent is required from one of them with the other having been notified of the proposed removal of the deceased’s remains,
- If more than one individual in the next degree of kinship to the deceased under IC 29-1-2-1 is surviving, any one of them gives written consent; and
- If 1.-4. above are met, in consecutive order, and the IDOH does not receive a written objection to the proposed removal from the other surviving children or parents, then the IDOH will proceed with the Disinter/Reinter process.