How Long Until I Get My Loved Ones Ashes Back?
Because cremation is irreversible, there are several safeguards in place to ensure that cremation is not performed prematurely.
The State of Florida requires a mandatory 48 hour waiting period from the time of death before cremation can be performed.
The Certifying Physician has 72 hours to complete, sign and return the medical certification to the funeral home.
The Medical Examiner then must review the medical certification. Once reviewed and signed off on, they will issue the cremation permit.