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49 Pa. Code § 13.91. Approval of a funeral establishment.


§ 13.91. Approval of a funeral establishment.

 (a)  A person applying for approval from the Board to own or operate a funeral establishment, a branch funeral establishment, a partnership, a restricted business corporation or a professional corporation, shall submit the necessary applications on forms provided by the Board. Material accompanying the application shall include: the required fee, a statement that the applicant has the right to occupy the premises, a letterhead, a statement of funeral goods and services for both at-need and preneed, a verification of telephone listing, an inspection report within 12 months of the date of application, an approval form furnished by the Board, a listing of existing prepaid burial contracts that will be assumed by the buyer bearing the signature of the buyer and the seller of the property, or, in the alternative, a document whereby the buyer expressly refuses to assume any or all of the existing prepaid burial contracts.

 (b)  A buyer of a funeral establishment who assumes the existing prepaid burial contracts of the seller shall, within 30 days of settlement, submit written notification of the transfer to the purchasers of the prepaid burial contracts and forward a specimen copy of the notification to the Board.


   The provisions of this §  13.91 adopted October 19, 1973, effective October 20, 1973, 3 Pa.B. 2392; amended 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 page (143292).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  13.111 (relating to application for branch license); and 49 Pa. Code §  43b.6 (relating to schedule of civil penalties—funeral directors and funeral establishments).

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