Death Care Compliance Law

Death Care Compliance Law

Preneed: A Pandora's Box of Problems

William Stalter is the founder of Stalter Legal Services and the Preneed Resource Company. Bill focuses his law practice on preneed and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemeteries. He has written multiple published articles

Tag Archives: procedures

Missouri’s Examination: an idea of what to expect

Posted in Exams/audits, Missouri - SB1, Preneed
The new era of preneed exams and audits got off to a slow start in Missouri, but now there are indications the process is picking up speed.   The first notices of preneed financial examinations went out to sellers last January, and some are now going through on-site examinations.  A second wave of examination notices has gone out, and the State Board has begun preparations for… Continue Reading

Continuing the search for preneed exams

Posted in Exams/audits, Funeral, Missouri - SB1, Preneed
The Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors staff has some new faces, and in contrast to most rookies, these newcomers are playing pivotal roles in developing examination procedures for the state’s preneed funeral sellers. The Division of Professional Registration chose personnel with prior auditing experience, but as these ‘rookies’ are learning, there is… Continue Reading

Is there a light at the end of this tunnel? Missouri’s Exam Process

Posted in Exams/audits, Missouri - SB1, Preneed
The Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors will take another step on December 7th towards the process of defining the examination process for preneed funeral contracts. True to mantra that has been repeated over the past several months: this is a work in progress that will evolve as more is learned. The agenda… Continue Reading

An Educational Process

Posted in Funeral, Missouri - SB1, Preneed
Missouri is one of the few states that does not impose a continuing education requirement for funeral directors. Where continuing education is required, the state funeral director association typically sponsors programs that satisfy the CE requirements, and provides revenues needed to supplement the association’s budget needs. The passage of SB1 has provided the Missouri Funeral… Continue Reading

Missouri’s Show Me Procedures

Posted in Exams/audits, Missouri - SB1, Preneed
The Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors has released its proposed preneed examination procedures. The release comes just 24 hours before the Board’s October 27th meeting, and so few funeral directors will be prepared to ask questions. The proposal contemplates different procedures for ‘compliant sellers’ and ‘non-compliant sellers’. With most of the industry… Continue Reading