The Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 came into effect on 1 January 2009. They modernise and consolidate all previous Regulations, replacing the Cremation Regulation 1930 (as amended). The Ministry of Justice document, Cremation Regulations 2008: Guidance for crematorium medical referees, released on 20 September 2010, provides guidance for medical referees on their functions and completion of the cremation forms, which are contained within Schedule 1 of the Regulations