State of Kansas

Board of Mortuary Arts (KSBMA)

TENTATIVE  AGENDA

For the meeting of October 9, 2014

Last Updated:  July 24, 2014


Please note that the actual final agenda will be approved first thing at the meeting on Thursday, October 9, 2014 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, October 9, 2014.  The filing deadline for the October meeting is September 15, 2014.  All documentation must have be filed by September 15th in order to be placed on the October 9, 2014 Agenda.  The following Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 8, 2015 with a filing deadline of December 15, 2014.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

  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
                        Appointment of KSBMA Committees by President Melby
                        Lunch location discussion
                        Review/adoption of the July 10, 2014  board meeting minutes
                       Review of the July, 2014 funeral director examination results
                        Review of August, September and October 2014 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.    Legal Concerns

  9:45 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 1st Quarter (July--September 2014) Report
                   4)   Review of the Current Roster of Kansas Apprentices
                   5)   Discussion of distributed information/news articles
                   6)   2015 Scheduled Meeting Dates: January 8, April 9, July 9, and October 8
                   7)   Signing of travel vouchers
                   8)   Any other Board Business

10:15 a.m.   Executive Secretary's Report/Updates:

                  1)   Updated Budget Information
                  2)   International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (ICFSEB)
                         a)  Model Practice Act Committee Update
                  3)   Council of Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR
                  4)   Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (FARB) updated information:
                  5)   Kansas Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association (KFDA)
                         a)  2014  Fall District Meeting Update
                  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 update/information
                  9)   American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE)
                10)   Cremation Society of North America (CANA) update/information
                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)   American Society of Embalmers (ASE)
                15)   Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
                         Office of Vital Statistics  (OVS)

                16)   Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) Mortuary Science Update
                        KCKCC Catalog Information
                17)   Kansas Mass Fatality Planning Task Force

10:45 a.m.    Applicants for Licensure to meet with the Board

11:30 a.m.      Announcements
                         New, Old and Remaining Business
                         Adjournment--subject to recall by the president,
                         vice president or executive secretary

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

12:00 p.m.     Lunch at a location to be determined when considering a Final
                       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
                      Funeral 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
 -  email: boma1@ksbma.ks.gov

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