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KSBMA Information:
Our Purpose, Our Goal of the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts (KSBMA)

The Board   Meeting minutes, pictures. UPDATED 10-10-2014

Agency Information  Inspection reports, filing a complaint, board minutes... UPDATED 10-10-2014 
Consumer Information:
LilyConsumer Corner  Information for Kansas consumers.

Facts about Funerals an  informational brochure

Pre-Planning Your Funeral Arrangements an
informational brochure

Memorial Planning Guide  A form that consumers can use in advance of death for purposes of information needed on death certificates, obituaries and other paperwork.

Complaint 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.

Job Search for Kansas licensees and apprentices  UPDATED 11-24-2014

Closed Funeral Home Record Search  Where you can go to find records of Kansas funeral homes no longer open. 
Roster of Kansas Funeral Homes and Crematories with Refrigeration Units  A list of all Kansas funeral homes and crematories with refrigeration units.

Board Actions  Actions taken against licensees or applicants for licensure since 1/1/2003.

Frequently Asked 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.

Updated Information:
Our Office will be closed at noon on Wednesday, December 24th and on Thursday-Friday, December 25-26, 2014 to celebrate Christmas.  We will open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 29, 2014. On behalf of the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts, we wish you Merry Christmas and the very best this Holiday Season!

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UPDATED 11/26/2014 The Estate Recovery Unit (ERU) of the Kansas Health Policy Authority has contracted out work involving estate recovery to a private contractor:  Health Management Systems (HMS)/Estate Recovery.  Funeral home inquiries to HMS should be directed to 1-800-817-8617 or 785-271-9300.  Faxes can be sent to 785-271-9318  Email:

Contact information for the Kansas Estate Recovery Administrator is:  PO Box 2428  Topeka, KS 66601  Phone: (785) 296-6707  Fax:  (785) 296-8825  Email:

USPS has new information on How to Package and Ship Cremated Remains.

Licensee & License Renewal Information:

License Listings  Information on all licenses, registrations, district coroners and more . . .  UPDATED 12-16-2014

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.
License Renewal Due Dates-Click Here 
**Remember double fees will be charged for late renewal payments**

DUE 12/31/2014:
Individual renewals with the last name beginning with the letter L. Renewals were mailed Monday, November 3, 2014.

DUE 12/31/2014:
Establishment renewals with the name beginning with the letters K-M. Renewals were mailed Monday, November 17, 2014.

DUE 1/31/2015:
Individual renewals with the last name beginning with the letter M. Renewals were mailed Monday, December 1, 2014.
Continuing Education  UPDATED 12-17-2014

Licensee Change of Address Form  Licensees need to remember to keep us informed of where you want information mailed to.

Crematory 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 page.

General Information:

Rulebook  (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.

Agency Newsletter  UPDATED 12-13-2014

KSBMA Legislation   Information from the 2015-2016 Kansas Legislative Session affecting funeral service and professional licensure.  The 2015 Kansas Legislature is scheduled to convene on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (Senate and House.)  The Governor's State of the State Address is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015.  UPDATED 12/17/2014

My Two Cents Worth is a column written by KSBMA Executive Secretary Mack Smith  UPDATED 12-13-2014

A listing of all State Funeral Regulatory Boards provided by The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (ICFSEB).

Two generic forms concerning KAR 63-7-2 and Crematory Record keeping for your information.

Kansas Dead Body Law  A helpful article written by Brian Vazquez regarding Unclaimed Bodies helpful for consumers and funeral homes.  Our thanks to Brian for sharing!

K.S.A. 17-1305 regarding Private Burying Grounds; Control by county clerk; Actions for Damages.

K.S.A. 65-1734:  The statute regarding Legal Next-of-Kin for purposes of disposition.  Keeping a copy in the arrangement room is a good idea.

Willed Body Program information for the University of Kansas Medical Center including the certificate necessary for  Bequeathing A Body    Please note a web site change for the KU Medical Center.  We highly recommend that interested parties file the necessary paperwork as early as possible.

Information pertaining to Licensees In the Military Service

KPERS Death Benefit Information  relating to Kansas State, County and City employees receiving KPERS benefits

The Tentative Agenda for the January 8, 2015 MeetingThe filing deadline for the Board Meeting of Thursday, January 8, 2015 is December 15, 2014.  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 9, 2015 is March 15, 2015. UPDATED 12-8-2014 

Assistant Funeral Directors The filing deadline for the AFD examination to be held Wednesday, January 14, 2015 is December 15, 2014.  The filing deadline for the AFD examination to be held  Wednesday, February 4, 2015 is January 15, 2015. UPDATED 12-1-2014
Most Current Inspection Report  shows totals for the first quarter of FY 2015 (July--September 2014)  ADDED 10-10-2014
Fiscal Year -- Year End Report shows quarterly totals for fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013--June 30, 2014)
Licensee Question of Knowledge Test your knowledge of funeral related laws!  The current question involves FTC Funeral Rule and the GPLAny suggestions for future questions?  Please email them to us, at:   UPDATED 11-25-2014

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:

Business Hours: 8 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Please leave us a message on our voice mail if we are unable to answer your call or send us an email at: 

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