Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FSE 148 Funeral Service Law and Compliance

3 credits
This course is designed to familiarize the student with state and federal laws which govern funeral service, including the Federal Trade Commission Funeral Rule.

Prerequisites: BUS& 201  

Quarters Offered: Winter, Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Define the purpose of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and describe its effect on funeral service
  • Identify who must comply with the FTC Funeral Industry Practices Rule and explain how to comply with the rule
  • Follow the FTC Funeral Industry Practices Rule regarding specific price disclosures
  • Describe what misrepresentations are prohibited by the FTC Funeral Industry Practices Rule
  • Identify legal relationships, rights, duties and liabilities between the funeral director and/or embalmer, the dead body and the consumer
  • Demonstrate an understanding of  legal issues in order to avoid liability
  • Identify the laws, rules and regulations affecting funeral service
  • Identify the various documents requiring preparation in funeral service
  • Recognize situations when legal and other professional services are required for death planning and estate administration

Total Hours: 30 Lecture Hours: 30