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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations



(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 1212)
  • § 1212. Board of funeral service; rules; duties

    (a) The board of funeral service shall consist of five members appointed by the governor, three of whom shall be licensed funeral directors under this chapter with five years of experience as a funeral director, and two members shall represent the public. At least two of the funeral directors shall also be licensed embalmers. The public members shall not have a direct or indirect financial interest in the funeral business. Each member shall be sworn before performing his or her duties.

    (b) The board shall:

    (1) adopt rules establishing requirements for facilities used for embalming and preparation of dead human bodies, including the use of universal precautions. Rules adopted under this subdivision shall be submitted to the commissioner of health before the proposed rule is filed with the secretary of state under 3 V.S.A. chapter 25;

    (2) adopt rules governing professional standards, standards for disclosure of prices, and a description of the goods and services that will be provided for those prices not inconsistent with Federal Trade Commission regulations regarding funeral industry practices and unfair or deceptive business practices;

    (3) provide general information to applicants for licensure;

    (4) explain appeal procedures to licensees and applicants and complaint procedures to the public;

    (5) issue licenses to qualified applicants under this chapter;

    (6) adopt rules regarding:

    (A) minimum standards for crematory establishments, including standards for permits and documentation, body handling, containers, infectious diseases, pacemakers, body storage, sanitation, equipment, and maintenance, dealing with the public and other measures necessary to protect the public; and

    (B) the transaction of its business as the board deems necessary;

    (7) conduct at least one examination each year if there are candidates for examination;

    (8) hold meetings as frequently as the efficient discharge of its duties requires. A majority of the members present shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. (Amended 1969, No. 239 (Adj. Sess.), § 9; 1973, No. 236 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1991, No. 219 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. May 28, 1992; 1995, No. 138 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1997, No. 40, § 22; 2001, No. 151 (Adj. Sess.), § 11, eff. June 27, 2002; 2005, No. 27, § 38; 2009, No. 35, § 16.)