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  333.061.  No funeral establishment to be operated by unlicensed person — license requirements, application procedure — license may be suspended or revoked or not renewed. — 1.  No funeral establishment shall be operated in this state unless the owner or operator thereof has a license issued by the board.

  2.  A license for the operation of a funeral establishment shall be issued by the board, if the board finds:

  (1)  That the establishment is under the general management and the supervision of a duly licensed funeral director;

  (2)  That all embalming performed therein is performed by or under the direct supervision of a duly licensed embalmer;

  (3)  That any place in the funeral establishment where embalming is conducted contains a preparation room with a sanitary floor, walls and ceiling, and adequate sanitary drainage and disposal facilities including running water, and complies with the sanitary standard prescribed by the department of health and senior services for the prevention of the spread of contagious, infectious or communicable diseases;

  (4)  Each funeral establishment shall have a register book or log which shall be available at all times for the board's inspector and that shall contain:

  (a)  The name of each body that has been in the establishment;

  (b)  The date the body arrived at the establishment;

  (c)  If applicable, the place of embalming, if known; and

  (d)  If the body was embalmed at the establishment, the date and time that the embalming took place, and the name, signature, and license number of the embalmer; and

  (5)  The establishment complies with all applicable state, county or municipal zoning ordinances and regulations.

  3.  The board shall grant or deny each application for a license pursuant to this section within thirty days after it is filed.  The applicant may request in writing up to two thirty-day extensions of the application, provided the request for an extension is received by the board prior to the expiration of the thirty-day application or extension period.

  4.  Licenses shall be issued pursuant to this section upon application and the payment of a funeral establishment fee and shall be renewed at the end of the licensing period on the establishment's renewal date.

  5.  The board may refuse to renew or may suspend or revoke any license issued pursuant to this section if it finds, after hearing, that the funeral establishment does not meet any of the requirements set forth in this section as conditions for the issuance of a license, or for the violation by the owner of the funeral establishment of any of the provisions of section 333.121*.  No new license shall be issued to the owner of a funeral establishment or to any corporation controlled by such owner for three years after the revocation of the license of the owner or of a corporation controlled by the owner.  Before any action is taken pursuant to this subsection the procedure for notice and hearing as prescribed by section 333.121* shall be followed.

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(L. 1965 p. 522 § 6, A.L. 1981 S.B. 16, A.L. 2001 H.B. 48, A.L. 2011 H.B. 265 merged with S.B. 325)

*Section 333.121 was repealed by S.B. 1, 2009.


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