Article 2. Transportation of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 7. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 2.
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the bodies of
persons who have died from any cause shall not be received for
transportation by a common carrier unless the body has been embalmed
and prepared by a licensed embalmer and placed in a sound casket and
enclosed in a transportation case.
(b) A dead body, which cannot be embalmed or is in a state of
decomposition, shall be received for transportation by a common
carrier if the body is placed in an airtight metal casket enclosed in
a strong transportation case or in a sound casket enclosed in an
airtight metal or metal-lined transportation case.