Declaration of Public Health Emergency for Control and
Disposition of Human Remains―Amends Executive Order No. 06-05
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 2006-5, issued on February 10, 2006, designated a state medical examiner within the Office of Public Health, Department of Health and Hospitals to exercise control over the disposition of human remains of people who died in or as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and exercise control over identification and re-casketing of disinterred remains; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 2006-5 will expire on June 30, 2006, and the secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals and the state health officer have requested this executive order be continued due to the amount of work left regarding the identification and re-casketing of disinterred human remains and to the lack of legislation during the 2006 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature;
NOW THEREFORE I, KATHLEEN BABINEAUX BLANCO, Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: Section 8 of Executive Order No. KBB 2006-5, issued on February 10, 2006, is amended as follows:
This Order is effective upon signature and shall be applicable from Sunday, January 1, 2006 through Tuesday, October 31, 2006, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.
SECTION 2: All other sections, subsections, and paragraphs of Executive Order No. KBB 2006-5, issued on February 10, 2006, shall remain in full force and effect.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 30th day of June, 2006.
Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
Secretary of State