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49 Pa. Code § 13.38. Instruction.

§ 13.38. Instruction.

 A preceptor shall be prepared to instruct a resident intern in the theory and practice of all aspects of funeral service, including the following:

   (1)  The laws of the Commonwealth which pertain to the profession, specifically to include the act, and this chapter.

   (2)  The complete theory of funeral directing services, including the following:

     (i)   Initial call details.

     (ii)   Embalming.

     (iii)   Cosmetizing of bodies.

     (iv)   Dressing of bodies.

     (v)   Directing funerals.

     (vi)   Selling of funeral service merchandise.

     (vii)   Recordkeeping.

     (viii)   Purchasing of necessary supplies.

     (ix)   Preparing death certificates and documents.

     (x)   Preparing applications for certain death benefits, such as Social Security, Veterans Administration, insurance companies and lodges.

     (xi)   Follow-up service to the family after the funeral service has been completed.

     (xii)   Counseling of families on the types of services and merchandise available.

     (xiii)   Instruction of prepaid burial accounts.

     (xiv)   Professional responsibilities.


   The provisions of this §  13.38 adopted November 11, 1977, effective November 12, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 3306; amended December 6, 1991, effective December 7, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 5645. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (143281) to (143282).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  13.52 (relating to minimum cases); 49 Pa. Code §  13.53 (relating to presence at complete funeral transaction); and 49 Pa. Code §  13.64 (relating to affidavit of preceptor).

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