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Upcoming Public Workshops to Discuss Legislation on Chapter 497, Florida Statutes

Attached, please find a copy of the Notice for Public Workshops to Discuss Legislation on Chapter 497, Florida Statutes. Any questions regarding these workshops should be addressed to Mary Schwantes, Division Director for the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services at 850/413-3039 or by email to: Mary.Schwantes@myfloridacfo.com.

 

RULE 69K-30.001, F.A.C. (Disciplinary Guidelines and Penalties)

During the April 5th, 2018 Board meeting in Orlando, the Working Document pertaining to Rule 69K-30.001, Florida Administrative Code, will be presented. This Working Document is the result of Rules Committee meetings taking place over the previous year. Please click here for Working Document.

RULES COMMITTEE MEETING

The next Rules Committee meeting for 69K-30.001, Florida Administrative Code, will be held on March 27, 2018, from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. in room 302 of the Claude Denson Pepper Building located at 111 West Madison Street in Tallahassee. If you have any questions regarding the upcoming meeting, please contact Mary Schwantes at (850) 413-4984 or Ellen Simon at (850) 413-4985.

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RULES WORKSHOP

The Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services will hold a Rules Workshop to discuss Rule 69K-30.001, F.A.C., Disciplinary Guidelines and Penalties, Friday, March 2, 2018, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Bldg. 4075, Conference Room 152, Tallahassee, FL, 32399. Any questions regarding the meeting should be addressed to Mary Schwantes, Division Director for the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services at (850) 413-3039 or by email to: Mary.Schwantes@myfloridacfo.com.

You can view the DRAFT - WORKING DOCUMENT in the format of your choice by clicking below.

 

Department Concerns Regarding Proposed Rules:

 

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NOTE REGARDING TIME OF NEXT BOARD MEETING

Please note that the February 1st Board meeting in Panama City begins at 10 a.m. Central Standard Time.

RULES COMMITTEE MEETING

The Rules Committee will meet from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Tallahassee, at the following location:

Auditor General’s Classroom
Claude Denson Pepper Bldg., Room G-01
111 W Madison Street
Tallahassee FL 32399
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RULES COMMITTEE MEETING

The Rules Committee will meet Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Claude Denson Pepper Building, Room 302, 111 W Madison Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399

 

TAMPA BOARD MEETING LOCATION CHANGED
Due to damage suffered to the hotel caused by hurricane Irma, the Oct. 5 goard meeting scheduled to take place in Tampa will be held in Tallahassee at the following location:
Auditor General's Conference Room
Claude Denson Pepper Bldg., Rm. G-01
111 W Madison Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
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2017 BOARD APPOINTMENT NOTICE

The Board of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services implements regulation of the death care industry in Florida under Chapter 497, Florida Statutes. The Board consists of ten persons. The current term of five board members is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2017. While each member whose term is expiring may seek reappointment, all applicants for the expiring positions will be considered. Persons interested in applying for appointment or reappointment to the Board must follow the application process outlined in the documents below.

 

MONTHLY BODIES HANDLED REPORTS NO LONGER SENT TO THE DIVISION
Amended Section 497.382, F.S. (Effective July 1, 2013) CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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 IdenttoGO By 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

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.