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TITLE 54
PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 11
MORTICIANS, FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND EMBALMERS
 54-1102. Definitions. As used in this act:
(1)  "Board" means the state board of morticians of the state of Idaho or any successor thereof.
(2)  "Bureau chief" means the chief of the bureau of occupational licenses.
(3)  "Burial" means the interment or entombment of dead human bodies in any manner.
(4)  "Cremains" means human remains after cremation.
(5)  "Cremation" means the reduction of the body of a deceased person to cremated remains in a crematory.
(6)  "Crematory" means a building or structure containing one (1) or more retorts for the reduction of bodies of deceased persons to cremated remains.
(7)  "Columbarium" means a structure, room or other space in a building or structure containing niches for permanent inurnment of cremains.
(8)  "Department" means the department of self-governing agencies of the state of Idaho.
(9)  "Embalming" means the disinfecting, preparing or preserving for final disposition of dead human bodies, in whole or in part, or any attempt to do so, by the use or application of chemical substances, fluids or gases on the body, or by the introduction of the same into the body by vascular or hypodermic injection or by direct introduction into organs or cavities, or by any other method or process.
(10) "Establishment" means any funeral establishment or crematory establishment regulated by the board of morticians.
(11) "Funeral director" means any person engaged in or conducting, or holding himself out as engaged in or conducting, any of the following activities:
(a)  Directing or supervising the burial, cremation or disposal of dead human bodies.
(b)  Arranging for funeral services for dead human bodies.
(c)  Selling funeral goods and services to the public.
(d)  Conducting, directing or supervising a funeral service.
(12) "Funeral director license" means a yearly license issued by the board to act as a funeral director and perform funeral director services as defined in this chapter.
(13) "Funeral director services" means the services of a funeral director defined in subsection (11) of this section. Funeral director services do not include embalming.
(14) "Funeral establishment" means a place of business at a specific street address or location devoted to the embalming and care and preparation for burial or disposal of dead human bodies including all portions of such business premises and all tools, instruments and supplies used in the preparation and embalming of dead human bodies for burial or disposal, and including any chapel or other facility in which funeral or other religious services may be conducted.
(15) "Funeral establishment license" means a yearly license issued by the board authorizing the licensee to conduct a funeral establishment as defined in this chapter.
(16) "Funeral services" means any funeral or religious service conducted in connection with, or preparatory to, the burial or disposal of a dead human body.
(17) "Funeral supplies" means caskets, vaults, burial receptacles and any other personal property sold for use in the burial or disposal of a human body.
(18) "Human remains" means the body of a deceased person in any condition or state of decomposition including cremated remains.
(19) "Mortician" means any person engaged in or conducting, or holding himself out as engaged in or conducting, any of the following activities:
(a)  Caring for or preparing dead human bodies for burial, cremation or disposal.
(b)  Disinfecting or preparing dead human bodies by embalming, or otherwise, for funeral service, transportation, burial, cremation or disposal.
(c)  Directing or supervising the burial, cremation or disposal of dead human bodies.
(d)  Arranging for funeral services for dead human bodies.
(e)  Selling funeral goods and services to the public.
(f)  Conducting, directing or supervising a funeral service.
(20) "Mortician license" means a yearly license issued by the board to act as a mortician and perform mortician services as defined in this chapter.
(21) "Mortician services" means the services of a mortician defined in subsection (19) of this section.
(22) "Resident trainee" means a person who is engaged in preparing to become licensed as a mortician or funeral director, and who practices under the direct and immediate personal supervision of a licensed mortician pursuant to rules adopted by the board.
(23) "Resident trainee license" means a yearly license issued by the board to act as a licensed resident trainee and perform services under the direct personal supervision of a licensed mortician as defined in this chapter.

History:
[54-1102, added 1970, ch. 70, sec. 2, p. 167; am. 1974, ch. 13, sec. 91, p. 138; am. 2003, ch. 257, sec. 1, p. 665.]

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