(a) Any person, corporation, partnership, society or group owning or operating a funeral establishment coming within this chapter may do so only through the services of a licensed funeral director or embalmer. No person not licensed as a funeral director or embalmer shall be permitted to perform the functions of a funeral director or embalmer as herein defined or hold himself or herself out to the public as such by reason of his or her ownership in a funeral establishment or by reason of his or her ownership of stock owned in or office held in a corporation to own or operate a funeral establishment. After September 10, 1975, no firm or corporation authorized to own and operate a funeral establishment may change or amend its name or charter so as to include in its firm or corporate name the name of any person who is not individually licensed as a funeral director in this state; provided, that this sentence shall not be applicable to the name of any firm or corporation owning or operating a funeral establishment on September 10, 1975, so long as such firm or corporation remains under the same ownership.
(b) If the business card of a funeral establishment contains the name of an individual, the individual shall be licensed by the board in accordance with this chapter, unless otherwise provided by this chapter or board rule.
(c)(1) Any funeral establishment advertising cremation or cremation services that does not own a crematory shall include the following disclaimer in a clear and conspicuous manner on all advertisements and printed material: "This establishment does not own a crematory."
(2) For the purposes of this subsection, an advertisement shall include, but is not limited to, a notice or announcement in a public medium, including the Internet, promoting the funeral establishment and any printed material containing the name of the funeral establishment.
Last modified: May 3, 2021