Kan. Admin. Regs. § 63-1-3 - Registration and apprenticeship
Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021
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63-1-3. Registration and apprenticeship. (a) In order to be granted an embalmer license, the following educational requirements shall be met: Each applicant shall enroll in an approved school of mortuary science offering at least an AA degree in mortuary science, while accumulating during this training at least 30 semester hours in mortuary science.
(b) Each person desiring to enter the practice of embalming dead human bodies within the state of Kansas shall apply to the board for a "certificate of registration" in order to take the embalmer's examination. Application forms provided by the board shall be used. Each application form shall be accompanied by the following:
(1) Official transcripts from approved institutions of higher learning showing that the applicant has met the educational requirements of K.S.A. 65-1701a, and amendments thereto, or their equivalent;
(2) verification that the applicant completed a mortuary science program that results in at least an AA degree in mortuary science and is accredited by the American board of funeral service education; and
(3) the fee as prescribed in K.A.R. 63-4-1.
(c) The applicant may file a "certificate of completion" in lieu of a transcript if a transcript is unavailable at the time of application. A transcript shall be filed with the board before beginning the apprenticeship.
(d) Upon passing the examination, each applicant shall be registered under a licensed Kansas embalmer or embalmers or an embalmer who is approved by the board for an embalmer apprenticeship. Each licensee under whom an apprentice is registered shall file quarterly reports of progress with the board. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship and payment of the prorated biennial fee, an embalmer's license shall be issued by the board. An apprentice embalmer shall successfully complete one year of apprenticeship in the practice of embalming dead human bodies in order to be qualified for an embalmer license. In order for an embalmer apprenticeship to be successfully completed, all of the following requirements shall be met:
(1) The apprentice shall file quarterly progress reports with the board on forms approved by the board concerning the apprentice's progress in the practice of embalming.
(2) The supervising embalmer shall file quarterly progress reports with the board on forms approved by the board concerning the apprentice's progress in the practice of embalming.
(3) The progress reports of the apprentice and supervising embalmer shall be reviewed by the board to assist in determining if the apprentice's progress in the practice of embalming is acceptable or unacceptable.
(e) If either the apprentice or the supervising embalmer fails to timely submit a quarterly report to the board, that quarter shall not be counted toward successful completion of the apprenticeship. Timely submission of a quarterly report shall be within 10 days following the conclusion of the quarter.
(f) At the conclusion of one year of apprenticeship, the apprentice shall be required to appear before the board. If the board determines acceptable progress by the apprentice in the practice of embalming in each quarter of the apprenticeship, the apprentice shall be granted a license to practice embalming. If the board determines that the progress of the apprentice is unacceptable in one or more quarters of the apprenticeship, the apprentice shall be required to successfully complete one or more additional quarters of an embalming apprenticeship.
(g) Each transcript and record filed with the board shall become part of the board's permanent files and records.
(h) If the applicant does not pass the examination within two years from the date of first application, that application shall automatically expire. Time served in the armed forces shall not be counted in computing this period. If the applicant desires to reapply, the applicant shall make a new application in accordance with subsection (b).
(i) If an apprentice embalmer fails to complete the apprenticeship within two years following the successful completion of the examination, the apprenticeship shall expire. An extension of up to one year may be granted by the board in cases of illness or other extraordinary circumstances. Each application for extension shall be submitted on the form provided by the board. Time served in the armed forces shall not be counted in computing this period. If the applicant later desires to complete the apprenticeship, the applicant shall first retake and pass the embalmer's examination.
(j) Each applicant who passes the examination shall receive credit toward the apprenticeship for time spent in the armed forces if the applicant's primary duties were preparation of, and caring for, dead human bodies under the supervision of a person holding a valid embalmer's license in any state. This supervising licensee shall certify as to the duties of the applicant on forms approved by the board.
(k) Each embalmer apprentice shall serve full-time. "Full-time" means employed 40 hours per week for 50 weeks per year and available to assist in embalming 24 hours per day. (Authorized by K.S.A. 65-1730; implementing K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 65-1701a; effective Jan. 1, 1966; amended Jan. 1, 1967; amended Jan. 1, 1969; amended Jan. 1, 1974; amended, E-76-14, Feb. 28, 1975; amended May 1, 1976; amended May 1, 1978; amended May 1, 1982; amended May 1, 1983; amended May 1, 1986; amended May 1, 1987; amended May 1, 1988; amended June 26, 1989; amended March 19, 1990; amended Jan. 6, 1992; amended June 7, 1993; amended Dec. 6, 1993; amended April 3, 1995; amended Jan. 12, 2001.)