Missouri Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, In the Matter of

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

061 0026

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Under the terms of the proposed consent order, the Missouri Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors (Board) agreed to settle charges that it deterred competitive entry in the retail sale of caskets by adopting a rule that only licensed funeral directors could sell caskets to consumers on an at-need basis. Under the proposed settlement, the Board must include in various forms of communications to the publics that it is not necessary to obtain a license from the Board to offer for retail sale caskets and other funeral merchandise to customers in Missouri.