308-48-210 - Establishment licensure

308-48-210. Establishment licensure

(1) Any provider of any aspect of the care, shelter, transportation, embalming, other preparation and arrangements for the disposition of human remains must be licensed as a funeral establishment. Establishments must obtain a funeral establishment or branch license for each location.

(2) The establishment license requirement does not apply to a facility whose sole function is to perform reduction of human remains.

(3) Branches of an establishment may operate under the general license of the establishment, pursuant to RCW 18.39.145 and 18.39.148 and the following terms and conditions:

(a) Branch(es) must operate under the same name as the establishment.

(b) Branch(es) must display a current branch license.

(c) Branch(es) must have a licensed funeral director in its employ and available to provide any services requiring the professional skills of a licensee.

(d) The failure of a branch to meet the standards of an establishment may result in cancellation of the establishment license, pursuant to RCW 18.39.148.

(Amended by WSR 20-09-031, Filed 4/6/2020, effective 5/7/2020)

Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.175 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 07-03-027, § 308-48-210, filed 1/5/07, effective 2/5/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.175(4). 02-19-019, § 308-48-210, filed 9/9/02, effective 10/10/02; 87-11-063 (Order PM 652), § 308-48-210, filed 5/20/87.

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