(1) Preneed contract forms and related forms shall be filed with and approved by the licensing authority before use, pursuant to procedures specified by rule. The licensing authority may not approve any electronic or paper preneed contract that does not provide for sequential prenumbering thereon.
(2) A form filed for approval under this section shall be approved unless it is determined that it:
(a) Is in any respect in violation of, or does not comply with, this chapter.
Terms Used In Florida Statutes 497.454
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- merchandise: means any personal property offered or sold by any person for use in connection with the final disposition, memorialization, interment, entombment, or inurnment of human remains or cremated remains, including, but not limited to, caskets, outer burial containers, alternative containers, cremation containers, cremation interment containers, urns, monuments, private mausoleums, flowers, benches, vases, acknowledgment cards, register books, memory folders, prayer cards, and clothing. See Florida Statutes 497.005
- Preneed contract: means any arrangement or method, of which the provider of funeral merchandise or services has actual knowledge, whereby any person agrees to furnish funeral merchandise or service in the future. See Florida Statutes 497.005
- service: means any service offered or provided in connection with the final disposition, memorialization, interment, entombment, or inurnment of human remains or cremated remains. See Florida Statutes 497.005
(b) Contains, or incorporates by reference any inconsistent, ambiguous, or misleading clauses, or exceptions and conditions which deceptively affect the benefits purportedly provided to the customer in the general terms of the contract.
(c) Has any title, heading, or other indication of its contents which is misleading.
(d) Is printed or otherwise reproduced in such manner as to render any material provision substantially illegible, or contains variations in print size which de-emphasize provisions which limit or restrict the customer’s rights under the contract.
(e) Contains provisions that are unfair or inequitable or contrary to the public policy of this state or that encourage misrepresentation.
(f) Does not provide for the specification in reasonable detail of the type, size, and design of merchandise and the description of service to be delivered or performed.