• Current through October 23, 2012

The purposes of this chapter are to provide for the licensure and regulation of funeral directors, apprentice funeral directors, and funeral services establishments in the District of Columbia, and to protect the public from fraudulent, unfair, and deceptive practices by persons licensed to provide funeral directing services.

(May 22, 1984, D.C. Law 5-84, § 2, 31 DCR 1815.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-2801.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 5-84, the "District of Columbia Funeral Services Regulatory Act of 1984," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 5-7, which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on February 28, 1984, and March 13, 1984, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on March 29, 1984, it was assigned Act No. 5-120 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.

Delegation of Authority

Delegation of authority pursuant to Law 5-84, see Mayor's Order 87-186, August 3, 1987.

Delegation of Authority Pursuant to D.C. Law 5-84, the District of Columbia Funeral Services Regulatory Act of 1984, see Mayor's Order 2007-216, October 5, 2007 (55 DCR 149).

Miscellaneous Notes

Although a new Board of Funeral Directors has been established by the Second Omnibus Regulatory Reform Act of 1998, effective April 20, 1999 (D.C. Law 12- 261), codified under D.C. Official Code § 47-2853.06(f), the old board, codified under D.C. Official Code § 3-401 et seq. has not been abolished by law.