SB 526 Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.
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Department of Health Professions; Board for Funeral Directors and Embalmers. Increases the membership of the Board for Funeral Directors and Embalmers to 17 with the addition of six cemetery operators and two additional citizen member representatives of local governments and expands the responsibility for the regulation of certain cemeteries, preneed burials contracts, and perpetual care trust accounts. The bill transfers control of preneed burial contract and the administration of perpetual care trusts from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to the Board. The Board's name is changed to Board for Funeral Directors, Embalmers and Cemeteries. The bill also increases from 40 to 100 percent the trusting requirements for preneed burial contracts (as is currently required for preneed funeral contracts), and prohibits cemetery companies from engaging in in-person solicitations. The bill also contains technical amendments.

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01/26/98  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 989105701  pdf

01/26/98  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 989105701
01/26/98  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/11/98  Senate: Continued to 1999 in General Laws (15-Y 0-N)