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  333.315.  Provider license required — application procedure — renewal of licensure — expiration of license. — 1.  No person shall be designated as a provider or agree to perform the obligations of a provider under a preneed contract unless, at the time of such agreement or designation, such person is licensed as a preneed provider by the board.  Nothing in this section shall exempt any person from meeting the licensure requirements for a funeral establishment as provided in this chapter.

  2.  An applicant for a preneed provider license shall:

  (1)  File an application on a form established by the board and pay an application fee in an amount established by the board by rule;

  (2)  Be authorized and registered with the Missouri secretary of state to conduct business in Missouri;

  (3)  Identify the name and address of a custodian of records responsible for maintaining the books and records of the provider relating to preneed contracts;

  (4)  Identify the name and address of each seller authorized by the provider to sell preneed contracts in which the provider is designated or obligated as the provider;

  (5)  File with the state board a written consent authorizing the state board to inspect or order an investigation, examination, or audit of the provider's books and records which contain information concerning preneed contracts sold for or on behalf of a seller or in which the applicant is named as a provider; and

  (6)  If the applicant is a corporation, each officer, director, manager, or controlling shareholder shall be eligible for licensure if they were applying for licensure as an individual.

  3.  Each preneed provider shall apply to renew his or her license on or before October thirty-first of each year or a date established by the division of professional registration pursuant to section 324.001.  A license which has not been renewed prior to the renewal date shall expire.  Applicants for renewal shall:

  (1)  File an application for renewal on a form established by the board by rule;

  (2)  Pay a renewal fee in an amount established by the board by rule, however no renewal fee shall be required for any funeral establishment whose Missouri license is current and active;

  (3)  Be authorized and registered with the Missouri secretary of state to conduct business in Missouri;

  (4)  File an annual report with the state board which shall contain:

  (a)  The name and address of a custodian of records responsible for maintaining the books and records of the provider relating to preneed contracts;

  (b)  The business name or names used by the provider and all addresses from which it engages in the practice of its business;

  (c)  The name and address of each seller with whom it has entered into a written agreement since last filing an annual report with the board authorizing the seller to designate or obligate the licensee as the provider in a preneed contract; and

  (d)  Any information required by any other applicable statute or regulation enacted pursuant to state or federal law.

  4.  A license which has not been renewed as provided by this section shall expire.  A licensee who fails to apply for renewal may apply for reinstatement within two years of the renewal date by satisfying the requirements of subsection 3 of this section and paying a delinquent fee as established by the board by rule.

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(L. 2009 S.B. 1)


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