State of Kansas

Board of Mortuary Arts (KSBMA)


For the meeting of July 10, 2014

Last Updated:  April 14, 2014

Please note that the actual final agenda will be approved first thing at the meeting on Thursday, July 10, 2014 to be held at the board's Topeka office.   Times and order of this Tentative Agenda are subject to change.

The next KSBMA board meeting is scheduled for:  Thursday, July 10, 2014.  The filing deadline for the July meeting is June 15, 2014.  All documentation must have be filed by June 15th in order to be placed on the July 10, 2014 Agenda.  The following Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 9, 2014 with a filing deadline of September 15, 2014.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

  9:00 a.m.    Call to Order by President Theresa Schwartz
                        Roll Call by Executive Secretary Mack Smith
                        Review of (this) Tentative Agenda
                        Adoption of Final Agenda
                        Lunch location discussion
                        Review/adoption of the April 10, 2014  board meeting minutes
                        Review of the April 10, 2014 funeral director examination results
                        Review of May, June and July 2014 as well as
                          the All Time Totals of Assistant Funeral Director
Examination Results
                        Review of information pertaining to licensure applicants

  9:15 a.m.    Review of information for all applicants for licensure,
                      all other apprentice/supervising progress
                      reports and related correspondence

  9:30 a.m.    Complaints and Legal Concerns
                        Correspondence resulting from the April 10, 2014 meeting
                        Investigative Committee recommendations and actions
                        Other legal concerns

 10:00 a.m.   Discussion/Action on the following Board Business:

                   1)   Continuing Education (CE)
                   2)   Lapsed licenses  and Automatically suspended licenses
                   3)   Inspector's FY 2014 4th Quarter (April-June 2014) and FY 2014
                          Year End Reports

                   4)   Review of the Current Roster of Kansas Apprentices
                   5)   Discussion of distributed information/news articles
                   6)   Date of remaining 2014 Board Meeting: October 9
                   7)  Discussion of 2015 Board Meeting Dates, including:  January 8, April 9,
                         July 9, and October 8
                   8)   Signing of travel vouchers
                   9)   Any other Board Business

10:30 a.m.   Executive Secretary's Report/Updates:

                  1)   Updated Budget Information
                  2)   International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (ICFSEB)
                         a)  Model Practice Act Committee Update
                  3)   Council of Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR
                  4)   Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (FARB) updated information:
                  5)   Kansas Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association (KFDA)
                         a)  2014 KFDA Convention
                  6)   KSBMA agency web site update/discussion
                  7)   National Funeral Directors and Embalmers
                        Association (NFDA) update/information

                  8)   Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Funeral Rule update/information
                  9)   American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE)
                10)   Cremation Society of North America (CANA) update/information
                11)   Funeral Ethics Association (FEA) update/information
                12)   Funeral Consumer's Alliance (FCA) update/information /
                        The Funeral Consumer's Alliance of Greater Kansas City
                13)   Funeral Ethics Organization (FEO) update/information 
                14)   American Society of Embalmers (ASE)
                15)   Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
                         Office of Vital Statistics  (OVS)

                16)   Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) Mortuary Science Update
                        KCKCC Catalog Information
                17)   Kansas Mass Fatality Planning Task Force

10:45 a.m.    2014 Kansas Legislative Session Wrap-Up Information

11:00 a.m.    Applicants for Licensure to meet with the Board
                      Exact times to be provided after the June 15th Filing Deadline

12:00 p.m.      Announcements
                         New, Old and Remaining Business
                         Adjournment--subject to recall by the president,
                         vice president or executive secretary

                         The next regularly scheduled board meeting:  Thursday, October 9, 2014

12:10 p.m.     Lunch at a location to be determined when considering a Final
                       Agenda at the beginning of the meeting

1:15 p.m.      Funeral director examinees to meet in the
                      Florentine Room located on the first floor

                      of the Jayhawk Tower.
                      There will be signs in the lobby directing
                      examinees to the
Florentine Room.

1:30 p.m.      Funeral Director examination begins - administered by KSBMA
                      Funeral Home-Crematory Inspector Francis Mills.

State of Kansas Board of Mortuary Arts

700 SW Jackson Street, Suite 904   -  Topeka, Kansas 66603-3733
phone: (785) 296-3980  -  fax: (785) 296-0891
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