§ 18.39.010 Definitions
§ 18.39.020 License required
§ 18.39.035 Applicant for license as funeral director or embalmer–Eligibility
§ 18.39.045 College course requirements
§ 18.39.050 Application–Renewal–Fees
§ 18.39.070 Examinations
§ 18.39.100 License–Form–Restrictions
§ 18.39.120 Interns–Registration–Renewal–Notice of termination–Fees
§ 18.39.125 Academic interns
§ 18.39.130 Licenses–Applicants from other states–Examination
§ 18.39.145 Funeral establishment license–Issuance–Requirements–Transferability–Expiration
§ 18.39.150 License lapse–Reinstatement–Fee–Reexamination
§ 18.39.170 Inspector of funeral establishments, crematories, alkaline hydrolysis, natural organic reduction facilities, directors, and embalmers–Appointment–Eligibility–Term–Powers and duties
§ 18.39.173 Funeral and cemetery board–Membership–Appointment–Qualifications–Terms–Vacancies–Officers–Quorum
§ 18.39.175 Board–Duties and responsibilities–Rules
§ 18.39.181 Powers and duties of director
§ 18.39.195 Pricing information to be given–Billing “cash advanced” items
§ 18.39.215 Embalmers–Authorization to embalm–Information required–Immediate care of body–Waiver–Penalty
§ 18.39.217 License or endorsement required for cremation, alkaline hydrolysis, and natural organic reduction–Penalty
§ 18.39.220 Unlawful business practices–Penalty
§ 18.39.231 Prohibited advice and transactions–Exceptions–Rules–Penalty
§ 18.39.240 Prearrangement funeral service contracts–License required
§ 18.39.250 Prearrangement contracts–Trusts–Refunds
§ 18.39.255 Prearrangement contracts–Insurance funded–Requirements
§ 18.39.260 Prearrangement contracts–Certificates of registration required–Exception
§ 18.39.270 Prearrangement contracts–Registration qualifications
§ 18.39.280 Prearrangement contracts–Application for registration
§ 18.39.290 Prearrangement contracts–Registration–Renewal–Fees–Disposition
§ 18.39.300 Grounds for disciplinary action
§ 18.39.320 Prearrangement contracts–Annual financial statement–Failure to file
§ 18.39.330 Prearrangement contract forms–Approval required–Grounds for disapproval
§ 18.39.345 Prearrangement trust–Examination by board
§ 18.39.350 Violations–Penalty–Consumer protection–Retail installment contracts
§ 18.39.360 Fraternal or benevolent organizations and labor unions excepted
§ 18.39.370 Prearrangement service contracts–Abandoned trusts
§ 18.39.410 Unprofessional conduct
§ 18.39.420 Complaint to board–Submittal–Determination–Investigation–Immunity of complainant
§ 18.39.450 Findings of fact–Order–Notice–Report
§ 18.39.467 License suspension–Noncompliance with support order–Reissuance
§ 18.39.525 Certificates of removal registration
§ 18.39.530 Practice without license–Penalties
§ 18.39.560 Uniform regulation of business and professions act
§ 18.39.570 Military training or experience
§ 18.39.810 Funeral and cemetery account

Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 18.39 - Embalmers -- Funeral directors

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Board: means the funeral and cemetery board created pursuant to RCW 18. See
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Director: means the director of licensing. See
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Embalmer: means a person engaged in the profession or business of disinfecting and preserving human remains for transportation or final disposition. See
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Funeral director: means a person engaged in the profession or business of providing for the care, shelter, transportation, and arrangements for the disposition of human remains that may include arranging and directing funeral, memorial, or other services. See
  • Funeral establishment: means a place of business licensed in accordance with RCW 18. See
  • Funeral merchandise or services: means those services normally performed and merchandise normally provided by funeral establishments, including the sale of burial supplies and equipment, but excluding the sale by a cemetery of lands or interests therein, services incidental thereto, markers, memorials, monuments, equipment, crypts, niches, or vaults. See
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Licensee: means any person or entity holding a license, registration, endorsement, or permit under this chapter issued by the director. See
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • 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.
  • person: may be construed to include the United States, this state, or any state or territory, or any public or private corporation or limited liability company, as well as an individual. See
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Prearrangement funeral service contract: means any contract under which, for a specified consideration, a funeral establishment promises, upon the death of the person named or implied in the contract, to furnish funeral merchandise or services. See
  • Public depositary: means a public depositary defined by RCW 39. See
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Two-year college course: means the completion of sixty semester hours or ninety quarter hours of college credit, including the satisfactory completion of certain college courses, as set forth in this chapter. See