S.D. Admin. R. 20:45:02:01 - Inspection of premises

Each funeral establishment shall be inspected in the following areas:

(1) Posting of establishment and licensee's licenses;
(2) Stock of caskets;
(3) Price of caskets, vaults, and other merchandise marked;
(4) Use of written contract as required by ยง 20:45:02:05;
(5) Possession of funeral car and mortuary cot;
(6) General cleanliness of preparation room;
(7) Possession of working ventilation fan in preparation room;
(8) Possession of approved floor;
(9) Possession of operable aspirator in preparation room;
(10) Protection for water supply;
(11) Cleanliness and sterilization of instruments, including hypodermic needles and syringes; and
(12) Possession and cleanliness of waste receptacle.

The funeral establishment shall correct an existing violation within 20 days, and the board shall reinspect the premises. An uncorrected violation is cause for revocation of license. The board may extend this time at its discretion. If at the time of renewal of the establishment license there is a violation, the establishment license may not be renewed, but a temporary license may be issued for 30 days to allow time for correction of the violation. A funeral establishment shall pay the costs of the second and subsequent reinspections.

A funeral establishment shall be open for inspection between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Refusal of inspection is cause for not renewing an establishment license as well as grounds for revoking an establishment license.


S.D. Admin. R. 20:45:02:01
SL 1975, ch 16,

General Authority: SDCL 36-19-9(2).

Law Implemented: SDCL 36-19-28, 36-19-31.

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