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BOARD MEETING RESCHEDULED
The Board of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services Teleconference Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
(Due to the weather conditions special provisions have been made to hold this rescheduled board meeting teleconference.)

 

MONTHLY BODIES HANDLED REPORTS NO LONGER SENT TO THE DIVISION
Amended Section 497.382, F.S. (Effective July 1, 2013) CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

NEW FINGERPRINTING PROCEDURES
The Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services will no longer be providing or accepting fingerprint cards. If there is not a LiveScan location available in your area, please contact IdenttoGO By MorphoTrust USA regarding fingerprinting procedures and to obtain fingerprint cards. Please see “Fingerprinting Procedures” on our website for instructions.

MEMORANDUM TO BOARD MEMBERS AND
ALL LICENSED FUNERAL PROFESSIONALS IN FLORIDA

Memo to Board Re: Vital Statistics
Brandenburg Memo Re:Vital Statistics

ADVERTISING BEFORE A LICENSE IS ISSUED
Click here for recent guidance issued to staff of the Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services.
Posted 2-5-09

LICENSED ENTITIES – A CHANGE IN BUSINESS LOCATION, OWNERSHIP OR A SUBSTANTIAL MODIFICATION TO THE PHYSICAL PREMISES OF A LICENSED ENTITY

A change of actual physical location, a change in ownership or a substantial modification to the physical premises of a licensed funeral establishment, cinerator facility, direct disposal establishment or centralized embalming facility requires Board approval. The licensed entity is required to submit the change for Board approval using the appropriate entity license type application form.

NEW E-MAIL FORMAT
Effective immediately please use the following e-mail format when contacting the Division of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services staff: FirstName.LastName@myfloridacfo.com

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO LICENSE APPLICANTS

Be sure to allow adequate time for your license application to be reviewed.

Chapter 497.167(9), Florida Statutes, requires an application to be complete at least 25 days in advance of a regularly scheduled board meeting to be considered by the board at such meeting. The Licensing Unit has internal deadlines for identifying application deficiencies, processing completed applications and submitting applications for board action. Application processing begins when an application is received in the Licensing Unit. All requirements must be received, reviewed and acted upon two weeks prior to the next board meeting. Board agendas are then produced and all processed applications and documents are copied and submitted to the board members for their review one week prior to the board meeting.

CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDERS – COURSE ROSTERS

The Division uses the DICE electronic data tracking system to manage continuing education data. This system has been enhanced to allow course providers to enter course completion information directly into DICE, from course rosters, by using the attendee’s social security number or FCCS license number.

CONSUMER ALERT

Heritage Cremation Provider and
Legacy Funeral Services
The Florida Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services (Division) has received one or more complaints about an online business whose website gives the name of the business as "Heritage Cremation Provider" and "Heritage Cremation Provider, LLC. CLICK HERE for more information.

VA Announces New Online Resources for Funeral Directors
CLICK HERE FOR MORE

IMPORTANT CHANGES REGARDING FUNERAL DIRECTOR-IN-CHARGE OF A FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT
Effective 10-1-2010 all funeral establishments must have as funeral director in charge, a licensee who is licensed as both funeral director and embalmer. A limited exception has been provided by statute to allow certain persons licensed only as a funeral director to continue acting as FDIC.
Click here for more information.
Click here for a related form.
Posted 8-20-2010

IMPORTANT CHANGES REGARDING DIRECT DISPOSER-IN-CHARGE OF A DIRECT DISPOSAL ESTABLISHMENT
Effective 10-1-2010 direct disposal establishments must have a licensed funeral director as direct disposer in charge. A limited exception has been provided by statute to allow certain direct disposers to continue acting as direct disposer in charge.
Click here for more information.
Click here for a related form.
Posted 8-17-2010

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