This pair of motorists isn’t taking any chances in the city of Marquette. (Journal photo by Trinity Carey)


Journal Staff Writer

MARQUETTE — An emergency order that shortens the time frame hospitals and funeral directors have to contact individuals with authority over the disposition of the body of a deceased individual has been issued by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon.

The order also shortens the amount of time that a person has to make a decision regarding arrangements for the deceased.

“The increase in deaths has placed a significant burden on the hospitals and funeral homes in our state,” Gordon said in a news release. “We need to alleviate this burden and ensure the safe, proper

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