State Board of Mortuary Arts
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Our Purpose, Our
Goal of the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts (KSBMA)
Meeting minutes, pictures. UPDATED
Inspection reports, filing a complaint, board minutes... UPDATED
Corner Information for
Funerals an informational brochure
Your Funeral Arrangements an
Planning Guide A form that consumers can use in advance of
death for purposes of information needed on death certificates,
obituaries and other paperwork.
Information including how to file a complaint
Education Services, Licensure Information
& Applications :
Information for those interested in becoming Students,
Apprentices, Funeral Directors, Assistant Funeral Directors, Embalmers,
Reciprocal Licensees and Embalmer Endorsement Licensees.
Job Search for
Kansas licensees and apprentices UPDATED 11-24-2014
Funeral Home Record Search Where you can go to find records
of Kansas funeral homes no longer open.
of Kansas Funeral Homes and Crematories with Refrigeration Units
A list of all Kansas funeral homes and crematories with refrigeration
Actions Actions taken against licensees or applicants for
licensure since 1/1/2003.
Questions Information for FAQ involving funeral laws in the
State of Kansas. A good source for consumers and licensees.
Please feel to contact us if we can
be of any assistance!
Our contact information is listed at the bottom of this page.
Office will be closed at noon on Wednesday, December 24th and on
Thursday-Friday, December 25-26, 2014 to celebrate Christmas. We
will open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 29, 2014. On behalf of the
Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts, we wish you Merry Christmas and
the very best this Holiday Season!
11/26/2014 The Estate Recovery Unit
(ERU) of the Kansas Health Policy Authority has contracted out work
involving estate recovery to a private contractor: Health Management Systems (HMS)/Estate
Recovery. Funeral home inquiries to HMS should be directed
to 1-800-817-8617 or 785-271-9300. Faxes can be sent to
785-271-9318 Email: KSestaterecovery@hms.com
Contact information for the Kansas Estate Recovery Administrator
is: PO Box 2428 Topeka, KS 66601 Phone: (785)
296-6707 Fax: (785) 296-8825 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
new information on How to Package
and Ship Cremated Remains.
& License Renewal Information:
Information on all licenses, registrations, district coroners and more
. . . UPDATED 12-20-2014
YOUR LICENSE ONLINE Remember your renewal is not
complete until all required paperwork has been received by the KSBMA
office. Only RENEWALS
(not applications or initial license fees) can be paid online.
Continuing Education UPDATED 12-17-2014
Renewal Due Dates-Click Here
fees will be charged for late renewal payments**
Individual renewals with the last
name beginning with the letter L. Renewals
were mailed Monday, November 3, 2014.
Establishment renewals with the
name beginning with the letters K-M. Renewals
were mailed Monday, November 17, 2014.
Individual renewals with the last
name beginning with the letter M. Renewals
were mailed Monday, December 1, 2014.
of Address Form Licensees
need to remember to keep us informed of where you want information
Operator Licensure Information Effective 12/1/2011, all
cremations performed in the State of Kansas must be performed by Kansas
licensed crematory operators. A list of all licensed crematory
operators can be found at the Crematories By City
(Updated to includes laws effective as of October
10, 2013). This file is now
searchable. To search for a specific term simply press Crtl+F and the
find menu will take you to every instance of the particular term you
are searching for.
Newsletter UPDATED 12-13-2014
from the 2015-2016
affecting funeral service and professional licensure. The 2015 Kansas
Legislature is scheduled to convene on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 2:00
p.m. (Senate and House.) The Governor's State of the State
Address is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015.
Worth is a column written by KSBMA Executive Secretary Mack
of all State Funeral Regulatory
Boards provided by The
International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (ICFSEB).
forms concerning KAR 63-7-2
and Crematory Record keeping
for your information.
Dead Body Law A
helpful article written by Brian Vazquez
regarding Unclaimed Bodies
consumers and funeral homes. Our thanks to Brian for sharing!
17-1305 regarding Private Burying
Grounds; Control by county clerk; Actions for Damages.
65-1734: The statute regarding Legal
purposes of disposition. Keeping a copy in the arrangement
room is a good idea.
Body Program information for the University of Kansas Medical
the certificate necessary for Bequeathing
Please note a web
site change for the KU Medical Center. We highly
recommend that interested parties file the necessary paperwork as early
pertaining to Licensees In the Military Service
KPERS Death Benefit
Information relating to Kansas State, County and City
employees receiving KPERS benefits
Agenda for the January 8, 2015 Meeting. The
filing deadline for the Board
Meeting of Thursday,
2015 was December
All applications, fees and documentation were
due by that time
in order to be placed on the agenda for that
meeting. The filing deadline for the following meeting of Thursday,
April 9, 2015 is March
Funeral Directors: The filing deadline for the AFD
examination to be held Wednesday,
January 14, 2015 is December
15, 2014. The filing deadline for the AFD examination to be held Wednesday, February 4, 2015 is January 15, 2015.
Current Inspection Report shows totals for the first quarter
of FY 2015 (July--September 2014) ADDED
Year -- Year End Report shows quarterly totals for fiscal
year 2014 (July 1, 2013--June 30, 2014)
Question of Knowledge Test
your knowledge of funeral related laws! The current question
involves FTC Funeral Rule and the GPL. Any
suggestions for future questions? Please email them
to us, at: email@example.com UPDATED