(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)

As used in this Code:
     “Address of record” means the designated address recorded by the Department in the applicant’s or licensee’s application file or license file. It is the duty of the applicant or licensee to inform the Department of any changes of address and those changes must be made either through the Department’s website or by contacting the Department.

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 225 ILCS 41/1-10

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • individual: shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.36
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.

     “Applicant” means any person making application for a license. Any applicants or people who hold themselves out as applicants are considered licensees for purposes of enforcement, investigation, hearings, and the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
     “Board” means the Funeral Directors and Embalmers Licensing and Disciplinary Board.
     “Certificate of Death” means a certificate of death as referenced in the Illinois Vital Records Act.
     “Department” means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
     “Funeral director and embalmer” means a person who is licensed and qualified to practice funeral directing and to prepare, disinfect and preserve dead human bodies by the injection or external application of antiseptics, disinfectants or preservative fluids and materials and to use derma surgery or plastic art for the restoring of mutilated features. It further means a person who restores the remains of a person for the purpose of funeralization whose organs or bone or tissue has been donated for anatomical purposes.
     “Funeral director and embalmer intern” means a person licensed by the Department who is qualified to render assistance to a funeral director and embalmer in carrying out the practice of funeral directing and embalming under the supervision of the funeral director and embalmer.
     “Embalming” means the process of sanitizing and chemically treating a deceased human body in order to reduce the presence and growth of microorganisms, to retard organic decomposition, to render the remains safe to handle while retaining naturalness of tissue, and to restore an acceptable physical appearance for funeral viewing purposes.
     “Funeral director” means a person, known by the title of “funeral director” or other similar words or titles, licensed by the Department who practices funeral directing.
     “Funeral establishment”, “funeral chapel”, “funeral home”, or “mortuary” means a building or separate portion of a building having a specific street address or location and devoted to activities relating to the shelter, care, custody and preparation of a deceased human body and which may contain facilities for funeral or wake services.
     “Licensee” means a person licensed under this Code as a funeral director, funeral director and embalmer, or funeral director and embalmer intern. Anyone who holds himself or herself out as a licensee or who is accused of unlicensed practice is considered a licensee for purposes of enforcement, investigation, hearings, and the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
     “Owner” means the individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, trust, estate, or agent thereof, or other person or combination of persons who owns a funeral establishment or funeral business.
     “Person” means any individual, partnership, association, firm, corporation, limited liability company, trust or estate, or other entity. “Person” includes both natural persons and legal entities.
     “Secretary” means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.