Provides compliance guidance to funeral directors prohibited by D.C. law from removals to a funeral home until a death from natural causes is pronounced by a physician.
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The Division of Marketing Practices periodically issues informal staff advisory opinions in response to requests for interpretation of the Funeral Rule. Staff opinions are issued, pursuant to Rules 1.1-1.4 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice, 16 C.F.R. §§ 1.1-1.4, in response to questions of general public interest.
Confirms Opinion 15-1 requirement that Casket Price List must be provided before consumers view caskets, and addresses how funeral provider locations in storefronts, malls and mall kiosks may comply.
Addresses why placing a consumer in the casket display room to wait to speak with a funeral director violates the funeral rule unless the consumer first has been shown a casket price list.
Clarifies how funeral providers should disclose additional charges for atypical services on the GPL and Statement of Funeral Goods and Services Selected.
Confirms that the Funeral Rule applies to funeral providers in Puerto Rico.