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32-1307. Powers and duties of board
A. The board shall:
1. Administer and enforce this chapter and the rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.
2. Adopt a seal.
3. Maintain a record of the name and the mailing or employer's business address of each licensee and registrant.
4. Investigate alleged violations of this chapter and the rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.
5. Adopt rules in accordance with title 41, chapter 6. Rules adopted by the board shall include provisions relating to the following:
(a) The keeping and disposition of records by licensees and registrants.
(b) Standards of practice, professional conduct, competence and consumer disclosure relating to owning or operating a funeral establishment or crematory, funeral directing, embalming and cremation.
(c) The prohibition of deceptive, misleading or professionally negligent practices in advertising, offering or selling funeral goods or services by funeral establishments, crematories, licensees and registrants and agents of funeral establishments, crematories, licensees and registrants. The rules shall specifically prohibit misrepresentation of the legal requirements concerning the preparation and interment of dead human bodies.
(d) Standard price disclosure formats and price list requirements and definitions to facilitate price comparisons by members of the public.
(e) Guidelines to enable members of the public to determine the substantial equivalency of funeral goods available for sale to the public.
(f) Administrative and investigative procedures.
(g) The efficient administration of the board's affairs and the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter.
(h) The inspection of all funeral establishments and crematories at least once every five years.
(i) Any other matters the board deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
B. The board may:
1. Subject to title 41, chapter 4, article 4, employ investigative, professional and clerical employees as it deems necessary to carry out this chapter. Compensation of these employees shall be determined pursuant to section 38-611.
2. Appoint citizen advisory committees to make recommendations to the board concerning enforcement and the administration of this chapter.
3. In connection with investigations or administrative hearings, issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers, contracts, agreements and other documents or records in any form, administer oaths and take testimony and evidence concerning all matters within its jurisdiction. The board may pay the fees and expenses of witnesses who appear in any proceeding before the board. If a person refuses to obey a subpoena issued by the board, the board may invoke the aid of any court in this state to require the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of documentary evidence.
4. Contract with other state and federal agencies as it deems necessary to carry out this chapter.
5. Charge reasonable fees for the distribution of materials that the board prints or has printed at its expense and for the costs of mailing these materials.
6. Charge the reasonable costs of a fingerprint background check to an applicant for licensure or registration.