(1) A declarant may designate in the funeral representative designation a successor individual as a funeral representative who may exercise the rights and powers described in section 3206(1) if the first individual named as funeral representative does not accept, is incapacitated, resigns, or is removed.

(2) An individual designated a funeral representative accepts the designation as funeral representative by signing an acceptance of funeral representative, or by acting as the funeral representative.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 700.3206a

  • Funeral establishment: means that term as defined in section 1801 of the occupational code, 1980 PA 299, MCL 339. See Michigan Laws 700.1104
  • Funeral representative: means an individual designated to have the right and power to make decisions about funeral arrangements and the handling, disposition, or disinterment of a decedent's body, including, but not limited to, decisions about cremation, and the right to possess cremated remains of the decedent as provided in section 3206. See Michigan Laws 700.1104
  • Funeral representative designation: means a written document executed and with the effect as described in sections 3206 to 3206b. See Michigan Laws 700.1104
  • Successor: means a person, other than a creditor, who is entitled to property of a decedent under the decedent's will or this act. See Michigan Laws 700.1107

(3) The authority under a funeral representative designation is exercisable by a funeral representative only after the death of the declarant.

(4) Except as provided in the funeral representative designation, a funeral representative shall not delegate his or her powers to another individual.

(5) On request of the funeral establishment, the funeral representative shall provide a copy of the funeral representative designation to the funeral establishment.