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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 47. Cemetery Board
Chapter 20. Cemetery Board Rules and Regulations

18VAC47-20-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the definitions ascribed to them in § 54.1-2310 of the Code of Virginia or shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Administration" means the cost to administer and maintain records required by Chapter 23.1 (§ 54.1-2310 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia or any regulation of the board, including a percentage of compensation of employees, payment of insurance premiums, reasonable payments for employees' pension and other benefit plans, and costs of maintaining cemetery company and sales personnel compliance with the board's licensure and registration requirements.

"Approved training program" means a training program that has been approved by the board to provide training for individuals to act as a compliance agent or compliance agent designee.

"Change in ownership" means a change in 50% or more of the stockholders or partnership interest, or both, of a cemetery company.

"Compliance agent designee" means an individual who shall be designated by the cemetery company to assure the compliance of the cemetery company with the provisions of Chapter 23.1 (§ 54.1-2310 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia and this chapter when the compliance agent is not available to supervise the activities of any of its affiliated cemeteries.

"Experience" means supervisory experience with a cemetery company as defined in § 54.1-2310 of the Code of Virginia.

"Licensee" means any person licensed by the board as a cemetery company.

"Moral turpitude" means, but is not limited to, lying, cheating or stealing.

"Outer burial container" means any container which is designed for placement in the grave around the casket including, but not limited to, containers commonly known as burial vaults or grave boxes and grave liners.

"Perpetual care" means continuing care, maintenance, administration and embellishment of the cemetery.

"Preneed trust fund" means those moneys held in accordance with § 54.1-2325 of the Code of Virginia.

"Principal" means the following individuals:

1. The sole proprietor of a sole proprietorship.

2. The partners of a general partnership.

3. The managing partners of a limited partnership.

4. The officers of a corporation as registered with the State Corporation Commission.

5. The managers of a limited liability company.

6. The officers or directors of an association.

"Registrant" means any natural person registered with the board as sales personnel.

"Sales personnel" means any natural person employed by or affiliated as an independent contractor with a licensed cemetery company who deals with the public in the sale or offering for sale of any property or services enumerated in the definition of "cemetery company" contained in § 54.1-2310 of the Code of Virginia.

"Services" means any act or activity by the cemetery company in relation to arranging, supervising, interring or disposing of the remains or commemorating the memory of deceased human beings.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-2313 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 16, Issue 13, eff. April 12, 2000; Errata, 16:14 VA.R. 1911 March 27, 2000; amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 21, eff. August 1, 2007.

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