The next section of Missouri’s seller records rule proposal seeks the following documents:

  For all fulfilled preneed contracts:

(2)    Documentation showing payment to the provider by the seller including the name of the person or entity to whom payments were made, the date and amount of each payment, and a description of payment to the provider;

The Missouri preneed law is unique in that a third party separate from the funeral home can be licensed as a preneed seller.  We anticipate that this section of the record keeping rule is intended only for contracts where the seller and provider are separate entities.  Otherwise, the rule would be burdensome on the funeral home that is both seller and provider.