2012 Wyoming Statutes
33-16-303. Application, form, qualifications for license; examination; fees; license required for each location; change of location; death of director.

WY Stat § 33-16-303 (through 2012) What's This?

(a) An application for a funeral director's license shall be in writing and verified on a form provided by the Wyoming state board of embalming. The applicant, unless an association, corporation or partnership, must be an adult and of good character. The applicant, when an association, corporation or partnership, must have as an active officer or manager, an adult person who is of good character.

(b) Each individual, and when an association, corporation or other organization, the officer or employee who is to manage, direct or control a proposed funeral establishment, shall, before the application is granted, successfully pass an examination before the Wyoming state board of embalming, upon the following subjects:

(i) The signs of death;

(ii) The manner by which death may be determined;

(iii) The laws governing the preparation, burial and disposal of dead human bodies, and the shipment of bodies dying from infectious or contagious diseases;

(iv) Local health and sanitary ordinances and regulations relating to funeral directing and embalming; and

(v) Shall furnish proof satisfactory to the board that the applicant is of good character and that the establishment in which he intends to conduct business as a funeral director is or will be constructed, equipped and maintained in all respects as a funeral establishment as defined in W.S. 33-16-301.

(c) The application shall be accompanied by a fee as established by the board pursuant to W.S. 33-1-201. If the applicant proposes to engage in or conduct more than one (1) funeral establishment, the applicant must make a separate application and procure a separate license for each separate location.

(d) Any funeral director desiring to change his place of business must make application therefor on forms furnished by the Wyoming state board of embalming at least thirty (30) days prior to the time that the change in location is to take effect. The application for the change must be accompanied by a fee as established by the board pursuant to W.S. 33-1-201. The change shall be granted by the Wyoming state board of embalming upon their favorable finding as to the proposed new location and that it conforms to the provisions of W.S. 33-16-301.

(e) In case of the death of a licensed funeral director who leaves an established business, as defined in W.S. 33-16-301 through 33-16-317, as part or all of his estate, the Wyoming state board of embalming may issue to the legal representative of the deceased funeral director, if such legal representative is of good character, a special temporary license as a funeral director for the duration of the administration of such estate, but in no case to exceed two (2) years. The fees for issuance and renewal of such temporary license and the time for payment are the same as those required for regular licenses.

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