The future of Missouri’s examination of preneed books and records will begin to take shape on February 4th. The State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors has put this issue at the top of its agenda for Thursday’s meeting.

Regulatory review of Missouri’s preneed industry has been dormant for almost 15 years, and SB1 now imposes a regular examination of preneed sellers’ records. The scope, and the procedures, of the review process may take months to determine, but Missouri funeral directors should anticipate reporting requirements that impact all preneed contracts subject to Chapter 436.