State Board of Mortuary Arts
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Our Purpose, Our
Goal of the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts (KSBMA)
Meeting minutes, pictures. UPDATED 12-4-2013
Inspection reports, filing a complaint, board minutes... UPDATED 12-4-2013
Corner Information for
Kansas consumers. UPDATED
Funerals an informational brochure
Your Funeral Arrangements an
Planning Guide A form that consumers can use in advance of
death for purposes of information needed on death certificates,
obituaries and other paperwork.
Information including how to file a complaint
Education Services, Licensure Information
& Applications :
Information for those interested in becoming Students,
Apprentices, Funeral Directors, Assistant Funeral Directors, Embalmers,
Reciprocal Licensees and Embalmer Endorsement Licensees. UPDATED
Job Search for
Kansas licensees and apprentices UPDATED 12-10-2013
Funeral Home Record Search Where you can go to find records
of Kansas funeral homes no longer open.
of Kansas Funeral Homes and Crematories with Refrigeration Units
A list of all Kansas funeral homes and crematories with refrigeration
Actions Actions taken against licensees or applicants for
licensure since 1/1/2003.
Questions Information for FAQ involving funeral laws in the
State of Kansas. A good source for consumers and licensees.
Please feel to contact us if we can
be of any assistance!
Our contact information is listed at the bottom of this page.
to Barry Bedene, who was
recently appointed to the Board by Governor Sam Brownback. Barry,
a licensee from Arma, Kansas, and a veteran of 21 years on the KSBMA,
replaces Fred Holroyd.
Fred, a licensee from Topeka, retired after 40+ years of serving
families at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Homes. We welcome Barry and
thank Fred for his many contributions to the KSBMA!
Assistant Attorney General Jan Arndt is the new attorney to the
KSBMA. She replaces Lisa Mendoza, who is currently working on a
project at the Attorney General's Office. ADDED
& License Renewal Information:
Information on all licenses, registrations, district coroners and more
. . . UPDATED 12-11-2013
YOUR LICENSE ONLINE Remember your renewal is not
complete until all required paperwork has been received by the KSBMA
office. Only RENEWALS
(not applications or initial license fees) can be paid online.
Renewal Due Dates-Click Here
fees will be charged for late renewal payments**
with the last name beginning with the letters XYZ. Renewals
were mailed 11/04/2013.
with the name beginning with the letters A-B. Renewals
were mailed 11/05/2013.
with the last name beginning with the letters A. Renewals
were mailed 12/6/2013.
Continuing Education UPDATED 12-10-2013
of Address Form Licensees
need to remember to keep us informed of where you want information
Operator Licensure Information Effective 12/1/2011, all
cremations performed in the State of Kansas must be performed by Kansas
licensed crematory operators. A list of all licensed crematory
operators can be found at the Crematories By City
(Updated to includes laws effective as of October
10, 2013). This file is now
searchable. To search for a specific term simply press Crtl+F and the
find menu will take you to every instance of the particular term you
are searching for.
Newsletter For the
latest funeral service news including
some recent FTC Staff Opinions. UPDATED
from the 2013-2014
affecting funeral service and professional licensure. The 2014 Kansas
Legislature (both the Senate and the House) are
scheduled to reconvene on Monday, January 13, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. for the
2014 Legislative Session. Governor Brownback will
deliver the 132nd State of the State Address at the State Capitol in
the House Chamber on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. UPDATED
Worth is a new column written by KSBMA Executive Secretary Mack
of all State Funeral Regulatory
Boards provided by The
International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (ICFSEB).
forms requested by Kansas Crematories for dealing with KAR 63-7-2
and Crematory Record keeping,
please click here
Dead Body Law A
helpful article written by Brian Vazquez
regarding Unclaimed Bodies
consumers and funeral homes. Our thanks to Brian for sharing!
17-1305 regarding Private Burying
Grounds; Control by county clerk; Actions for Damages.
65-1734: The statute regarding Legal
purposes of disposition. Keeping a copy in the arrangement
room is a good idea.
Body Program information for the University of Kansas Medical
the certificate necessary for Bequeathing
Please note a web
site change for the KU Medical Center. We highly
recommend that interested parties file the necessary paperwork as early
pertaining to Licensees In the Military Service
KPERS Death Benefit
Information relating to Kansas State, County and City
employees receiving KPERS benefits
Agenda for the January 9, 2014 Meeting. The
filing deadline for the Board
Meeting of Thursday,
2014 is December
All applications, fees and documentation are
due by that time
in order to be placed on the agenda for that
meeting. The filing deadline for the following meeting of Thursday,
April 10, 2014 is March 15,
Funeral Directors: The filing
deadline for the AFD examination to be held on Thursday, January 2, 2014 is Monday December 16,
2013. The deadline for
February 5, 2014
examination is Wednesday, January 15,
Current Inspection Report shows totals for the first quarter
of FY 2014 (July 2013-September 2013)
Year -- Year End Report shows quarterly totals for fiscal
year 2013 (July 1, 2012--June 30, 2013).
Question of Knowledge Test
your knowledge of funeral related laws! The current question
funeral arrangements. Any
suggestions for future questions? Please email them
to us, at: firstname.lastname@example.org UPDATED