4717-7-01 Fixed place or location and general requirements for licensure of funeral homes and embalming facilities.

(A) The business and practice of funeral directing and embalming shall be conducted from a fixed place or location which is licensed by the board.

(B) Each funeral service, shipping service, direct disposition service, or any service which prepares dead human bodies for final disposition, must be licensed as a funeral home. Nothing herein contained shall be construed or interpreted to prohibit the practice of funeral directing by more than one licensed funeral firm from the same funeral home. Funeral directors leasing space in a duly licensed funeral home, but doing funeral service as a separate business, are engaged in operation of a separate and distinct funeral home and therefore are required to obtain a separate funeral home license.

(C) No license to operate a funeral service, shipping service, or direct disposition service shall be issued by the board unless the funeral home has a manager, full time therein, a person licensed as a funeral director in Ohio.

(D) Mortuary science schools and trade embalmers shall be exempt from the funeral home licensing law and the embalming facility law when doing embalming by contract for a duly licensed funeral home.

Replaces: 4717-1-16

Effective: 04/10/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/10/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4717.04
Rule Amplifies: 4717.06
Prior Effective Dates: 6/19/74, 3/12/79, 1/1/84, 1/1/86, 7/1/87, 01-01-01