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10.29.03.00.htm 10.29.03.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 29 BOARD OF MORTICIANS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS Chapter 03 Inspection of Funeral Establishments and Funeral Service Businesses 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 funeral establishments, renovations of existing 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 establishment" means any building, structure, or premises licensed by the Board, with facilities for:a) Embalming or holding a dead human body for disposition;. b) Viewing of the body; and.
10.29.03.03.htm 10.29.03.03. 03 License Required for Funeral Establishment.. A. The Board shall license a funeral establishment before the establishment may be used for the practice of mortuary science.B. The Board shall issue a funeral establishment license to a funeral establishment that:. 1) Has complied with all applicable federal, State, and local laws;. 2) Has submitted an application to the Board on the required form at least 60 days before the openin3) Has paid the application fee; and.
10.29.03.04.htm 10.29.03.04. 04 Inspection by the Board of Morticians.. A. A licensed 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 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 establishment.. C. An owner, supervising mortician, supervising funeral director, or licens
10.29.03.05.htm 10.29.03.05. 05 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 establishment in writing of the results of the inspection.. C. If a licensee passes an inspection, the licensee shall prominently display on the premises a statement issued by the Board that the establishment has successfully passed an inspection.D. If the Board finds a d
10.29.03.06.htm 10.29.03.06. 06 Inspection of Funeral Service Businesses.. A. A funeral service business shall:. 1) Before commencing the conduct of a funeral service business, submit a description of the type of services offered to the public to the Board for the Board's review and approval;2) Comply with:. i) All federal, State, and local laws;. ii) Advertising requirements as set forth in COMAR 10.29.12; and. iii) Regulation .04D of this chapter;. 3) After July 1, 2001, submit to the Board copies
10.29.03.07.htm 10.29.03.07. 07 Funeral Service Business Inspection Report and Deficiencies.. A. The Board shall review the inspection report and make a determination as to whether any deficiencies exist.B. The Board shall send notification of existing deficiencies or failure to pass the inspection to the funeral service business owner, within 30 days after receipt of the inspection report described in Regulation .06B of this chapter.C. Correction of Deficiency.. 1) The owner shall correc
10.29.03.08.htm 10.29.03.08. 08 Penalties.. A. Failure to allow an inspection of the establishment or funeral service business shall result in an immediate suspension of an establishment license or in the case of a funeral service business, the licensee's license, subject to a subsequent opportunity for a hearing 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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