IL HB5772 - 97th General Assembly
Amends the Funeral Directors and Embalmers Licensing Code. Provides that the transportation of deceased human remains that have been donated pursuant to the Illinois Anatomical Gift Act to any authorized donee under that Act shall be under the immediate direct supervision of a licensee. Provides that no exemptions from continuing education requirements shall be granted or recognized after January 1, 2016. Creates a provision concerning the endorsement of a funeral director and embalmer license, without the required examination, to an applicant licensed by another state, territory, possession of the United States, or the District of Columbia if specific requirements are met. Provides that the Secretary of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may temporarily suspend the license of a licensee without a hearing if the Secretary finds that the public interest, safety, or welfare requires such emergency action. Provides that a person not licensed under the Code who is an owner of a funeral establishment or funeral business shall not aid, abet, assist, procure, advise, employ, or contract with any unlicensed person to offer funeral services or aid, abet, assist, or direct any licensed person contrary to or in violation of any rules or provisions of the Code. Creates a provision concerning the confidentiality of all information collected by the Department in the course of an examination or investigation of a licensee or applicant. Makes other changes. Repeals a provision concerning reciprocity. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to extend the Funeral Directors and Embalmers Licensing Code from January 1, 2013 to January 1, 2023. Effective immediately.