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246.33 CEMETERY.

Subdivision 1.Cemetery and burial for individual in a state institution.

The commissioner of human services may establish and maintain a cemetery for the burial of any patient, inmate or person admitted to any state institution under control of the commissioner upon the public grounds of such institution in the manner set forth in the following subdivisions.

Subd. 2.Land surveyance required.

The land shall be surveyed and a plat thereof made.

Subd. 3.Marking cemetery boundary.

A stone or other monument shall be established to mark each corner of such cemetery, and its location shown on the plat.

Subd. 4.Plots in cemetery.

The cemetery shall be platted into lots, which shall be numbered; it shall have streets and walks, and the same shall be shown on the plat. All containing graves shall be indicated by an appropriate marker of permanent nature for identification purposes. Notwithstanding section 13.46, the commissioner of human services may share private data on individuals for purposes of placing a marker on each grave.

Subd. 5.Surveyor certification.

The surveyor shall certify as to the correctness of the plat by endorsement.

Subd. 6.County recording.

The plat with the surveyor's endorsement thereon shall be filed for record with the county recorder in the county wherein the cemetery is located. A copy of the plat shall be kept in the office of the superintendent of the institution, together with a register showing the name of the persons buried in the cemetery and the lot in which they are buried.