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Notice of Intent to Adopt a Rule
LSA Document #12-198

Under IC 4-22-2-23, the State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service intends to adopt a rule concerning the following:

OVERVIEW: Amends 832 IAC 2-1-1 concerning definitions, fees, and reports. Amends 832 IAC 2-1-2 concerning fees. Amends 832 IAC 2-1-4 concerning notice of changes in circumstances. Amends 832 IAC 2-1-5 concerning notifications. Amends 832 IAC 2-2-2 concerning cremation; burial permit requirements; written authority. Adds 832 IAC 2-2-2.1 concerning simultaneous cremation. Amends 832 IAC 2-2-4 concerning professional conduct. Amends 832 IAC 3-1-1 concerning approved college, school or department of mortuary science. Amends 832 IAC 3-2-1 concerning funeral director internships. Amends 832 IAC 3-2-2 concerning recognized funeral service intern examinations. Amends 832 IAC 3-2-3 concerning funeral director intern case reports. Amends 832 IAC 3-2-4 concerning requirements for third and subsequent takings of funeral director license examination. Amends 832 IAC 3-3-2 concerning funeral director license; out of state applicants. Repeals 832 IAC 3-3-4 concerning substantially equal. Amends 832 IAC 3-3-5 concerning effect of expired funeral director license. Amends 832 IAC 4-1-1 concerning continuing education. Amends 832 IAC 4-1-2 concerning continuing education. Amends 832 IAC 4-1-3 concerning sponsors. Amends 832 IAC 4-1-4 concerning sponsor appeal rights. Repeals 832 IAC 4-2-1 concerning license reinstatement. Amends 832 IAC 4-2-2 concerning continuing education requirements for license reinstatement. Amends 832 IAC 4-2-4 concerning application of renewal for license. Adds 832 IAC 5-1-0.5 concerning licensure procedure. Amends 832 IAC 5-1-1 concerning applicant affidavit. Amends 832 IAC 5-1-1.1 concerning inspections. Adds 832 IAC 5-1-1.2 concerning records. Amends 832 IAC 5-1-3 concerning plumbing requirements; back-syphonage protection systems. Amends 832 IAC 5-1-4 concerning embalming rooms; construction fixtures; equipment and use requirements. Amends 832 IAC 5-2-1 concerning display of license. Amends 832 IAC 5-2-2 concerning required employment of embalmers by unqualified funeral directors. Repeals 832 IAC 5-2-3 concerning food service restrictions. Amends 832 IAC 5-2-4 concerning supervised funeral service limited to licensees. Amends 832 IAC 5-2-5 concerning duplicate licenses at all locations where associated. Repeals 832 IAC 5-2-6 concerning inspection of records. Amends 832 IAC 6-1-1 concerning notifications affecting preneed contracts. Adds 832 IAC 6-1-3 concerning payment of trust and escrow funds; documentation required. Amends 832 IAC 7-1-1 concerning definitions. Repeals 832 IAC 7-1-2 concerning case advance item defined. Repeals 832 IAC 7-1-3 concerning contract defined. Repeals 832 IAC 7-1-5 concerning delivery defined. Repeals 832 IAC 7-1-6 concerning preneed contract defined. Repeals 832 IAC 7-1-7 concerning preneed services or merchandise or service of merchandise defined. Repeals 832 IAC 7-1-8 concerning purchaser defined. Repeals 832 IAC 7-1-9 concerning seller defined. Amends 832 IAC 7-2-1 concerning preneed contract. Amends 832 IAC 7-2-4 concerning bank trust deposits. Amends 832 IAC 7-2-5 concerning cash advance item and sales tax collections. Amends 832 IAC 7-2-6 concerning duplicate contracts. Repeals 832 IAC 7-2-7 concerning transferred contracts. Adds 832 IAC 7-2-7.1 concerning inability to perform contractual duties. Amends 832 IAC 7-2-8 concerning consumer protection charges. Amends 832 IAC 7-2-9 concerning consumer protection fund disclosure. Amends 832 IAC 7-2-10 concerning excess funds; IC 30-2-10 trust. Repeals 832 IAC 7-2-11 concerning pre-act exchange provisions. Amends 832 IAC 7-2-12 concerning requirements to make records available to board. Adds 832 IAC 7-2-13 concerning unlawful inducement. Adds 832 IAC 8-1-1 concerning definitions. Adds 832 IAC 8-1-2 concerning purpose of the preneed consumer protection fund. Adds 832 IAC 8-1-3 concerning requests for restitution. Adds 832 IAC 8-1-4 concerning board approval of disbursement. Adds 832 IAC 8-1-5 concerning interest. Adds 832 IAC 8-2-1 concerning definitions. Adds 832 IAC 8-2-2 concerning purpose of the consumer protection fund for cemetery maintenance. Adds 832 IAC 8-2-3 concerning request for maintenance assistance. Adds 832 IAC 8-2-4 concerning approval or disapproval; notice of termination. Questions or comments concerning the proposed rule may be directed to: State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service, ATTENTION: Board Director, Indiana Government Center South, 402 West Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 or by electronic mail at pla12@pla.in.gov. Statutory authority: IC 25-1-4; IC 25-1-8-2; IC 25-15-8-6; IC 25-15-8-7; IC 25-15-8-11; IC 25- 15-9-8; IC 25-15-9-9; IC 30-2-9-7; IC 30-2-10-9; IC 30-2-13-34.

For purposes of IC 4-22-2-28.1, the Small Business Regulatory Coordinator for this rule is:
Tracy Hicks
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Indiana Government Center South
402 West Washington Street, W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-3052

For purposes of IC 4-22-2-28.1, the Small Business Ombudsman designated by IC 5-28-17-5 is:
Eric P. Shields
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
One North Capitol, Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-3997
Resources available to regulated entities through the small business ombudsman include the ombudsman's duties stated in IC 5-28-17-5, specifically IC 5-28-17-5(9), investigating and attempting to resolve any matter regarding compliance by a small business with a law, rule, or policy administered by a state agency, either as a party to a proceeding or as a mediator.

Posted: 04/25/2012 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20120425-IR-832120198NIA
Composed: Jul 22,2014 11:37:53AM EDT
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