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10.29.03.00.htm 10.29.03.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 29 BOARD OF MORTICIANS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS Chapter 03 Inspection of Funeral Establishments Authority: Health Occupations Article, §7-101, 7-205, and 7-310, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.29.03.01.htm 10.29.03.01. 01 Scope.. The purpose and intent of this chapter is to prescribe minimum standards for new and existing funeral establishments, renovations of existing funeral establishments, restricted funeral establishments, and change of ownership of funeral establishments where the practice of mortuary science or funeral direction is conducted.
10.29.03.02.htm 10.29.03.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Board" means the Maryland State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors.. 2) "Deficiency" means a specific failure to comply with the requirements set forth by the Board.. 3) "Funeral director" means an individual who is licensed by the Board to practice all aspects of mortuary science, except for embalming.4) "Funeral establishment" means any building, str
10.29.03.03.htm 10.29.03.03. 03 Funeral Establishment Requirements.. A. The Board shall license a funeral establishment before the funeral establishment may be used for the practice of mortuary science or funeral direction.B. The Board shall issue a funeral establishment license to a funeral establishment that has:. 1) Complied with all applicable federal, State, and local laws;. 2) Submitted an application to the Board on the required form at least 60 days before the opening of the business;
10.29.03.04.htm 10.29.03.04. 04 Restricted Funeral Establishment Requirements.. A. The Board shall license a restricted funeral establishment before the restricted funeral establishment may be used for the practice of mortuary science or funeral direction.B. The Board shall issue a restricted funeral establishment license to a restricted funeral establishment that has:1) Complied with:. a) All applicable federal, State, and local laws;. b) Advertising requirements set forth in COMAR 10.29.12; and.
10.29.03.05.htm 10.29.03.05. 05 Inspection by the Board.. A. A licensed funeral establishment and a restricted funeral establishment shall be open at all reasonable times for inspection by the Board. Inspection results shall be written on forms approved by the Board.B. Each funeral establishment and restricted funeral establishment shall be inspected:. 1) On a biennial basis;. 2) In furtherance of an investigation; or. 3) Upon the sale or change of ownership of the funeral establishment..
10.29.03.06.htm 10.29.03.06. 06 Establishment Inspection Report and Deficiencies.. A. The Board shall review the inspection report and make a determination as to whether a deficiency exists.B. The Board shall notify the funeral establishment and the restricted funeral establishment in writing of the results of the inspection.C. If the funeral establishment licensee and the restricted funeral establishment licensee pass the inspection, the licensees shall prominently display on the premises a state
10.29.03.07.htm 10.29.03.07. 07 Penalties.. A. Failure to allow an inspection of the funeral establishment or the restricted funeral establishment may result in disciplinary action against a funeral establishment license or a restricted funeral establishment license, subject to the hearing requirements as set forth under Health Occupations Article, §7-319, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. Failure to comply with a notice to correct deficiencies or violations within the 30-day period, or any reasonable extensio
10.29.03.9999.htm 10.29.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 20, 1992 (19:1 Md. R. 32). Regulation .04D amended effective November 29, 1999 (26:24 Md. R. 1858) ―. Chapter revised effective November 26, 2001 (28:23 Md. R. 2054). Regulation .01 amended as an emergency provision effective November 5, 2007 (34:24 Md. R. 2154) amended permanently effective February 25, 2008 (35:4 Md. R. 514)Regulation .02B amended effective August 27, 2007 (34:17 Md. R. 1508). Regulation .02B amended a
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