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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 47. Cemetery Board
Chapter 20. Cemetery Board Rules and Regulations
5/14/2021

18VAC47-20-250. Compliance agent or designee conduct.

Each cemetery company and cemetery affiliated with a cemetery company shall be supervised by a compliance agent or designee.  The compliance agent or designee shall exercise reasonable and adequate supervision of the provision of services by employees of the cemetery company.  Factors to be considered in determining whether the supervision is reasonable and adequate include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. The availability of the compliance agent or designee to all cemetery company employees and to the public to answer questions within a reasonable time pertaining to the operation of the cemetery company.

2. The availability of training and written procedures and policies that provide, without limitation, clear guidance in the following areas:

a. Required deposits for the perpetual care trust fund;

b. Required deposits for the preneed trust fund;

c. Proper handling of preneed burial contracts;

d. Proper handling of deposits to the perpetual care trust fund;

e. Proper handling of deposits to the preneed trust fund;

f. Interment records;

g. Itemized statement of goods and services provided;

h. General price list;

i. Advertising;

j. Solicitation;

k. Proper care, maintenance, administration and embellishment of the cemetery;

l. Such other matters as necessary to assure the competence of licensees and registrants to comply with this chapter and Chapter 23.1 (§ 54.1-2310 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 21, eff. August 1, 2007.

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