Yes, each funeral home that sells prearranged funded funeral plans, the funeral home (preneed seller) must register and renew its registration with the State of Tennessee, Department of Commerce and Insurance, Burial Services. However, prior to a funeral home selling prearranged funerals; the funeral home must obtain approval for use of the preneed funeral contract and submit an executed trust agreement between the funeral home and the financial institution (trustee).
Yes, the contract should explain the geographical boundaries of the funeral home's service area but you can freely transfer the contract to another funeral home either in the same area or another location where you may relocate or where the death may occur. However, you should contact the funeral home that you wish to use and inquire whether they will honor the existing preneed funeral contract.
No. However, circumstances or a policy of the funeral home may necessitate the embalming of human remains.
Yes. Any person, group or organization that wishes to commence the practice of funeral service must make application and be approved by the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers before beginning business.
You can not operate more than one funeral establishment from an establishment license. In other words, if John Doe has more than one establishment, he must have an approved establishment license for each location.
No. In accordance with the law, Tenn. Code Ann. 62-5-314 states...
Use of names of unregistered persons restricted. The names of any living person who has not been licensed, as herein provided, shall not be shown or displayed upon any funeral establishment, or used alone, in as part of, or in connection, association, combination or together with the name or title of any person, firm, corporation, or other form of enterprise engaged in undertaking or embalming, or on any card, sign, stationery or other printed or written instrument or device, or in any announcement of advertisement, or in any manner so as to give or tend to give the impression that such person is licensed or entitled to practice either as a funeral director or embalmer.
Each licensed establishment must furnish in writing to the Board the name, address, and license number of any changes in manager within ten (10) days of the effective change.