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Division Director

Doug Shropshire

Assistant Director

Anthony B. Miller


Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0361
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NEW WEB ADDRESS
Please note that our web address has changed to http://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/funeralcemetery/

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 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

BOARD MEETING DEADLINES
Applications must be complete at least 25 days in advance of a regularly scheduled board meeting to be considered by the board.
Click here for a list of application deadlines.

BODIES HANDLED REPORTS — Concept for electronic submission via CSV files
The FCCS Division is considering ways to streamline the submission of monthly "bodies handled" reports. Persons or firms who provide or use software that does or might allow export of bodies handled data to a CSV file for forwarding to the Division, are asked to read the attached item.
Click here to read the request for assistance.

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.

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

Jean W. Anderson and Powell Helm were recently reappointed to the Board of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services. Both were reappointed to terms, beginning January 27, 2012 and ending September 30, 2015.

Andrew Clark (Ocala, Florida) was appointed to serve on the Board of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services. He was appointed to serve a term beginning December 2, 2011, and ending September 30, 2015. He succeeds Tracy Huggins

On October 5, 2011, it was announced that Richard Mueller (Jacksonville, Florida) was appointed to serve on the Board of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services. He was appointed to serve a term beginning October 6, 2011, and ending September 30, 2015. He succeeds Virginia Taylor. During the October Board meeting, Mr. Mueller was in appearance at the meeting as part of the audience, and recognized by the board for his recent appointment.

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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