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49 Pa. Code § 13.171. General requirement.


§ 13.171. General requirement.

 Each funeral establishment wherein a licensed funeral director practices shall possess at least one room for the purpose of embalming and caring for human remains and for no other purpose other than preparation that may be required by certain religious sects by certified members of that religious sect. The room shall meet the standards prescribed in §  13.174 (relating to facilities and equipment required).


   The provisions of this §  13.171 adopted October 19, 1973, effective October 20, 1973, 3 Pa.B. 2392; amended November 11, 1977, effective November 12, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 3306. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (12929).

Notes of Decisions

   Multiple Preparation Rooms

   Although the provisions of 49 Pa. Code §  13.171 allow more than one preparation room, none can be separated from the funeral establishment by a public highway or thoroughfare without violating the definition of ‘‘premises’’ contained in 49 Pa. Code §  13.1 (relating to general requirement). Parise v. State Board of Funeral Directors, 415 A.2d 153 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1980).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  43b.6 (relating to schedule of civil penalties—funeral directors and funeral establishments).

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