S.D. Admin. R. 20:45:02:05 - Written contract required

At the time funeral arrangements are made, a funeral establishment shall give to the person making or ordering a funeral a written contract which contains the following:

(1) Any service that has been or will be performed, including the removal of the body and transportation, and any merchandise selected, and the itemized price for any service and merchandise;
(2) The supplemental items of service or merchandise requested and the price of each item;
(3) Insofar as it can be specified at that time, the items for which the funeral director will advance money as an accommodation; and
(4) The terms or method of payment.

The funeral contract shall be signed by the purchaser and a funeral home representative. A copy of the funeral contract shall be given to the purchaser upon signing. A copy of the contract shall also be retained by the funeral establishment.


S.D. Admin. R. 20:45:02:05
SL 1975, ch 16,

General Authority: SDCL 36-19-9(5).

Law Implemented: SDCL 36-19-9.

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