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Cremation, Interment and Funeral Services Act

Cremation, Interment and Funeral Services Regulation

B.C. Reg. 298/2004

NOTE: Links below go to reg content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to present)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Section 32 April 1, 2016
Section 34 April 1, 2016
Section 37 April 1, 2016

 Section 32(3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 44/2016 effective April 1, 2016.

(3) If a funeral provider disinfects, preserves or restores human remains, the funeral provider must also ensure that the room referred to in subsection (1) is equipped with

(a) a second sink, or the sink referred to in subsection (1) must have two compartments,

(b) a continuous flow eyewash facility with a minimum duration of 15 minutes,

(c) supplies necessary for the disinfection, preservation and restoration of human remains performed by the funeral provider, and

(d) sanitary drains for the disposal of bodily fluids and embalming fluids, that are equipped with splash guards and a backflow valve.

 Section 34(3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 44/2016 effective April 1, 2016.

(3) A funeral provider must ensure that, for each container and model of a container referred to in subsection (3), the price of the container is clearly set out and is affixed to the container.

 Section 37(2) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 44/2016 effective April 1, 2016.

(2) For the purposes of this section, an apprentice to a funeral director or an embalmer is working under direct supervision when a licensed funeral director or a licensed embalmer, as the case may be, is present at the time the apprentice is assisting with, or performing the duties of, a funeral director or an embalmer.

 Section 37(2.1) was added by BC Reg 44/2016 effective April 1, 2016.

 Section 37(3)(e) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 44/2016 effective April 1, 2016.

(e) a statement signed by the licensed funeral director or licensed embalmer who is to provide the direct supervision of the applicant, agreeing to perform this role.

 Section 37(4)(part) and (4)(b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 44/2016 effective April 1, 2016.

(4) A letter referred to in subsection (2) (d) from a funeral provider must state the following:

(b) the funeral provider agrees to ensure that

(i) if the applicant is to be an apprentice to a funeral director, the applicant is working under the direct supervision of a licensed funeral director,

(ii) if the applicant is to be an apprentice to an embalmer, the applicant is working under the direct supervision of a licensed embalmer, and

(iii) if the applicant is to be an apprentice to both a funeral director and an embalmer, the applicant is working under the direct supervision of a licensed funeral director, when performing functions of a funeral director and a licensed embalmer when performing functions of an embalmer;

 Section 37(6)(b) and (c) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 44/2016 effective April 1, 2016.

(b) if performing functions of a funeral director perform those functions only under the direct supervision of a licensed funeral director, and

(c) if performing the functions of an embalmer, perform those functions only under the direct supervision of a licensed embalmer.