When the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors meet on January 6th, the main topic of discussion will be the scope of the next round of preneed financial examinations. With the passage of Senate Bill No. 1 in 2009, the State Board was given the responsibility of conducting a preneed examination of each preneed seller once every five years. With an exception or two, the first round of examinations has been completed. The examination process was a work in progress for both the Board staff and preneed sellers, and not without controversy.
The staff recommendation to the State Board for Round 2 can be found at the end of the January 6th agenda. We will explore some of the staff recommendations over the next few days.