Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers

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In the Matter of Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
FTC Matter/File Number:

0410014

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

The Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers settled charges that it prohibited Virginia funeral directors and service providers from engaging in truthful advertising to notify consumers of prices and discounts for funeral products and services. Under terms of the consent order, the Board is prohibited from engaging in such practices in the future and is required to amend its regulation prohibiting Board licensees from advertising funeral services including those services that can be contracted prior to the death of the person whose funeral is being planned.