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32-1388. Nontransferability of funeral establishment licenses; change of ownership; interim permits; definition
A. A funeral establishment license issued by the board is not transferable or subject to sale or assignment, whether by voluntary or involuntary process.
B. When there is a change of ownership of a funeral establishment, the licensee shall notify the board in writing and shall surrender the license to the board within twenty days after the change of ownership. The new owner shall also notify the board in writing within twenty days after the change of ownership and shall submit an application for a funeral establishment license to the board pursuant to section 32-1383.
C. The board shall issue an interim permit to a new owner of a licensed funeral establishment to allow the new owner to continue the operation of the establishment during the period that the new owner's license application is pending if the following conditions are met:
1. The new owner notifies the board of the change of ownership and submits an application for an interim permit and the applicable fee pursuant to section 32-1309 at least three days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, after the change takes place. Notice shall be given during regular business hours.
2. The funeral establishment continues to meet the requirements of section 32-1382.
D. An interim permit issued by the board pursuant to this section shall be for not more than forty-five days and shall not be extended except as provided in subsection E of this section. An interim permit is a conditional permit and authorizes the holder to operate a funeral establishment as would be permitted under a funeral establishment license issued pursuant to this article. The holder of an interim permit is subject to the licensing rules and disciplinary proceedings prescribed in this chapter and in rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.
E. Notwithstanding subsection D of this section, for good cause shown, the board may extend an interim permit for not more than forty-five days.
F. Until an interim permit is issued, the board shall keep confidential all notices filed with the board by the prospective new owner of a licensed funeral establishment pursuant to this section.
G. For the purposes of this section, "regular business hours" means between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on any day of the week other than Saturday, Sunday or any other legal holiday or a day on which the board is authorized or obligated by law or executive order to close.