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32-1373. Statement of funeral goods and services
A. A licensee or registrant shall not enter into a contract to furnish funeral goods or services in connection with the burial or other disposition of a dead human body until the licensee or registrant has first delivered to the potential purchaser a written or printed statement of funeral goods and services that contains the following information, if this information is available at the time the contract is executed:
1. The total charge for the services of the licensee or registrant and the use of the funeral establishment, including preparing the body and other professional services, and the charge for using automotive and other necessary equipment.
2. An itemization of charges for the casket, alternative container or alkaline hydrolysis container and any outer burial container.
3. An itemization of fees or charges and the total amount of cash advances made by the licensee or registrant for transportation, flowers, cemetery or crematory charges, newspaper notices, clergy honorarium, transcripts, telegrams, long-distance telephone calls, music and any other advances authorized by the purchaser.
4. The method of payment and any interest charges.
5. An itemization of any fees or charges not included in paragraphs 1 through 4 of this subsection.
6. The total amount of charges itemized and included pursuant to this subsection.
7. The location where the deceased will be held, embalmed or cremated or will undergo alkaline hydrolysis if the location is not the funeral establishment's premises.
8. A statement containing the name, address and telephone number of any corporation, limited liability company, partnership or limited partnership that holds an ownership interest of ten percent or more in the funeral establishment or crematory.
B. The statement of funeral goods and services delivered to the potential purchaser shall also contain a conspicuous statement informing the potential purchaser that a casket, outer burial container, alternative container used for cremation or covering used for alkaline hydrolysis may be purchased and used, at the option of the purchaser, in connection with the funeral services and final disposition of human remains, but that, except as provided pursuant to section 36-136, the purchase or use of caskets, outer burial containers, alternative containers used for cremation or coverings used for alkaline hydrolysis is not required by law.
C. A licensee or registrant shall not bill or cause to be billed any item that is referred to as a cash advanced item unless the net amount paid for the item or items by the funeral establishment is the same as the amount billed by the funeral establishment.
D. If the charge for any of the items prescribed in this section is not known at the time the contract is entered into, the licensee or registrant shall advise the purchaser of the charge for the item within a reasonable period after the information becomes available.
E. A funeral director shall certify a statement of funeral goods and services with the funeral director's license number and signature before conducting final services or within five days after the purchaser signs the statement, whichever is earlier.