State of Kansas

Board of Mortuary Arts (KSBMA)


For the meeting of April 9, 2015

Last Updated:  March 23, 2015

Please note that the actual final agenda will be approved first thing at the meeting on Thursday, April 9, 2015 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, April 9, 2015.  The filing deadline for the April meeting was March 15, 2015.  All documentation must have been filed by March 15th in order to be placed on the April 9, 2015 Agenda.  The following Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 9, 2015 with a filing deadline of June 15, 2015.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

  9:00 a.m.    Call to Order by President Steve Melby
                        Roll Call by Executive Secretary Mack Smith
                        Review of (this) Tentative Agenda
                        Adoption of Final Agenda
                        Lunch location discussion
                        Review/adoption of the January 8, 2015
                        board meeting minutes
                       Review of the January 8, 2015 funeral
                        director examination results

                        Review of January through April 2015 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.    Investigative Committee Report

  9:45 a.m.   Legislative Update, including
                   House Bill 2299  Directing the Secretary of Labor to submit a
                   statewide plan for state enforcement of the Federal
                   Occupational Safety and Health Act Standards (OSHA)

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 2015 3rd Quarter (January--March 2015)

                   4)   Review of the Current Roster of Kansas Apprentices
                   5)   Discussion of distributed information/news articles
                   6)   Upcoming Meeting Dates: July 9, and October 8--2015
                   7)   Signing of travel vouchers
                   8)   Statements of Substantial Interest Reports
                   9)   Any other Board Business

10:15 a.m.   Executive Secretary's Report/Updates:

                  1)   Updated Budget Information
                  2)   International Conference of Funeral Service Examining
                        Boards (ICFSEB)
                  3)   Council of Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation

                  4)   Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards
                        (FARB) updated information

                  5)   Kansas Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association
                         a) Embalming Seminar January 27, 2014
                  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

                  9)   American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE)
                10)   Cremation Society of North America (CANA)

                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
                18)   Kansas Ebola Preparedness and Response Plan
                19)   Crematory Operator Continuing Education Update
                20)   Continuity of Operations Planning System
                        (COOP) Update

                       Applicants for licensure to meet with the Board:
10:30 a.m.      Embalmer-Funeral Director Applicant:  Ms. Melissa M.
10:45 a.m.      Funeral Director Applicant:  Mr. Ryan H. Bilby
11:00 a.m.      Funeral Director Applicant:  Ms. Mary Ellen Welshhon
11:15 a.m.      Reciprocal (Oklahoma) Funeral Director Applicant:
                      Mr. Mickey K. Wilkinson
11:30 a.m.      Reciprocal (Missouri) Embalmer-Funeral Director
                      Applicant:  Mr. Weylin A. Dittmar
11:45 a.m.      Reciprocal (Missouri) Embalmer-Funeral Director
                      Applicant:  Ms. Patricia D. Yewell
12:00 p.m.      Relicensure Funeral Director Applicant:  Patrick S. Post

12:30 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, July 9, 2015

12:45 p.m.     Lunch at a location to be determined when considering a
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
                     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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