State of Kansas

Board of Mortuary Arts (KSBMA)


For the meeting of July 9, 2015

Last Updated:  May 17, 2015

Please note that the actual final agenda will be approved first thing at the meeting on Thursday, July 9, 2015 to be held at the board's Topeka office.   Times and order of this Tentative Agenda are subject to change.

The next KSBMA board meeting is scheduled for: Thursday, July 9, 2015.  The filing deadline for the July meeting is June 15, 2015.  All documentation must be filed by June 15th in order to be placed on the July 9, 2015 Agenda.  The following Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 8, 2015 with a filing deadline of September 15, 2015.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

  9:00 a.m.    Call to Order by President Steve Melby
                        Roll Call by Executive Secretary Mack Smith
                        Review of (this) Tentative Agenda
                        Adoption of Final Agenda
                        Lunch location discussion
                        Review/adoption of the April 9, 2015
                        board meeting minutes
                       Review of the April 9, 2015 funeral
                        director examination results

                        Review of May through July 2015 as well as
                         the All Time Totals of Assistant Funeral Director
Examination Results
                        Review of information pertaining to licensure applicants

  9:15 a.m.    Review of information for all applicants for licensure,
                      all other apprentice/supervising progress
                      reports and related correspondence

  9:30 a.m.    Investigative Committee Report

  9:35 a.m.   Legislative Update

  9:40 a.m.   Legal Discussion with Assistant Attorney General Jan Arndt

10:10 a.m.   Discussion/Action on the following Board Business:

                   1)   Continuing Education (CE)
                   2)   Lapsed licenses  and Automatically suspended licenses
                   3)   Inspector's FY 2015 4th Quarter (April--June 2015)
                   4)   Inspector's Final FY 2015 (July 2014--June 2015)
                   5)   Review of the Current Roster of Kansas Apprentices
                   6)   Discussion of distributed information/news articles
                   7)   Upcoming Meeting Date: October 8--2015
                   8)   Scheduling of 2016 Meetings
                   9)   Signing of travel vouchers
                 10)   Any other Board Business

10:20 a.m.   Executive Secretary's Report/Updates:

                  1)   Updated Budget Information
                  2)   International Conference of Funeral Service Examining
                        Boards (ICFSEB)
                  3)   Council of Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation

                  4)   Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards
                        (FARB) updated information

                  5)   Kansas Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association
                  6)   KSBMA agency web site update/discussion
                  7)   National Funeral Directors and Embalmers
                        Association (NFDA) update/information

                  8)   Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Funeral Rule

                  9)   American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE)
                10)   Cremation Society of North America (CANA)

                11)   Funeral Ethics Association (FEA) update/information
                12)   Funeral Consumer's Alliance (FCA) update/information /
                      The Funeral Consumer's Alliance of Greater Kansas City
                13)   Funeral Ethics Organization (FEO) update/information 
                14)   Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
                         Office of Vital Statistics  (OVS)

                15)   Kansas City Kansas Community College
                        (KCKCC) Mortuary Science Update

                        KCKCC Catalog Information
                16)   Kansas Mass Fatality Planning Task Force
                17)   Kansas Ebola Preparedness and Response Plan
                18)   Crematory Operator Continuing Education Update
                19)   Continuity of Operations Planning System
                        (COOP) Update
                20)   Office Lease

10:30 a.m.      Applicants for Licensure to meet with the Board (Actual
                      times to be posted following the 6/15/2015 filing deadline)

12:15 p.m.      Election of Officers
                      Committee Appointments

                      New, Old and Remaining Business
                      Adjournment--subject to recall by the president,
                      vice president or executive secretary

                      The next regularly scheduled board meeting:  Thursday, October 8, 2015

12:45 p.m.     Lunch at a location to be determined when considering a
Agenda at the beginning of the meeting

 1:15 p.m.     Funeral director examinees to meet in the
                     Florentine Room located on the first floor

                     of the Jayhawk Tower.
                     There will be signs in the lobby directing
                     examinees to the
Florentine Room.

 1:30 p.m.      Funeral Director examination begins -
                     administered by KSBMA
                     Home-Crematory Inspector Francis Mills.

State of Kansas Board of Mortuary Arts

700 SW Jackson Street, Suite 904   -  Topeka, Kansas 66603-3733
phone: (785) 296-3980  -  fax: (785) 296-0891
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