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  333.011.  Definitions. — 1.  As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise, the following terms have the meanings indicated:

  (1)  "Board", the state board of embalmers and funeral directors created by this chapter;

  (2)  "Embalmer", any individual licensed to engage in the practice of embalming;

  (3)  "Funeral director", any individual licensed to engage in the practice of funeral directing;

  (4)  "Funeral establishment", a building, place, crematory, or premises devoted to or used in the care and preparation for burial or transportation of the human dead and includes every building, place or premises maintained for that purpose or held out to the public by advertising or otherwise to be used for that purpose;

  (5)  "Funeral merchandise", caskets, grave vaults, receptacles, and other personal property incidental to the final disposition of a dead human body, including grave markers, monuments, tombstones, and urns;

  (6)  "Person", any individual, partnership, corporation, cooperative, association, or other entity;

  (7)  "Practice of embalming", the work of preserving, disinfecting and preparing by arterial embalming, including the chemical preparation of a dead human body for disposition.  Practice of embalming includes all activities leading up to and including arterial and cavity embalming, including but not limited to raising of vessels and suturing of incisions of dead human bodies for funeral services, transportation, burial or cremation, or the holding of oneself out as being engaged in such work;

  (8)  "Practice of funeral directing", engaging by an individual in the business of preparing, otherwise than by embalming, for the burial, disposal or transportation out of this state of, and the directing and supervising of the burial or disposal of, dead human bodies or engaging in the general control, supervision or management of the operations of a funeral establishment;

  (9)  "Preneed agent", any person authorized to sell a preneed contract for or on behalf of a seller;

  (10)  "Provider", the person designated or obligated to provide the final disposition, funeral, or burial services or facilities, or funeral merchandise described in a preneed contract;

  (11)  "Seller", the person who executes a preneed contract with a purchaser and who is obligated under such preneed contract to remit payment to the provider.

  2.  All terms defined in sections 436.400 to 436.520 shall be deemed to have the same meaning when used in this chapter.

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(L. 1965 p. 522 § 1, A.L. 2007 S.B. 272, A.L. 2008 S.B. 788, A.L. 2009 S.B. 1)


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