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65-1713a. Funeral establishment defined; branch establishments; prearranged funeral agreements. (a) A "funeral establishment," as the term is used herein, is a business premises where a funeral service, visitation or lying in-state of a dead human body is arranged and conducted, or dead human bodies are embalmed or otherwise prepared for a funeral service, visitation, lying in-state, burial, cremation or transportation. A funeral establishment shall be maintained at a fixed and specific street address or location and shall contain a preparation room equipped with a sanitary floor, walls and ceiling, with adequate sanitary drainage and disposal facilities, good ventilation and light, and the necessary instruments, equipment and supplies for the preparation and embalming of dead human bodies for burial or transportation. The preparation room shall be clearly identified by signs on all preparation room entrance doors, shall be separate from any funeral merchandise display room and chapel or visitation rooms and shall not be a part of the living quarters. Each funeral establishment shall have available or employ a Kansas licensed embalmer for all embalming work, if the funeral director in charge of the establishment is not a Kansas licensed embalmer. Each funeral establishment shall be under the personal supervision of a Kansas licensed funeral director.

(b) The provisions and requirements herein contained shall apply to all branch establishments as well as principal establishments, except that:

(1) Only the funeral director in charge of the funeral establishment who holds the funeral establishment license shall be eligible to apply for a branch establishment license;

(2) a branch establishment is not required to contain a funeral merchandise display room or a preparation room or to be a place where dead bodies are prepared for burial, cremation or transportation;

(3) a branch establishment ownership shall be identical to the ownership of the funeral establishment which owns the branch;

(4) the funeral director in charge of the funeral establishment also shall be responsible for the supervision of all branches of that funeral establishment; and

(5) a branch establishment is not required to be under the personal supervision and charge of a licensed funeral director.

(c) The funeral director in charge of any principal or branch establishment whose facility closes is responsible for notifying all individuals with prefinanced funeral agreements of the need to transfer their agreements to another facility. Such notification shall be provided prior to the closing of the facility with a copy of all letters provided to the state board of mortuary arts.

History: L. 1941, ch. 297, § 15; L. 1986, ch. 238, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 51, § 1; L. 1995, ch. 86, § 3; L. 2011, ch. 4, § 1; July 1.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Cemetery corporations; cemetery lots; disposition. 89-52.

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