WSR 97-21-062

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING

(Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers)

[Filed October 14, 1997, 10:13 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: September 18, 1997.

Purpose: To amend WAC 308-48-150 and 308-48-160 to include a requirement that apprentices and their sponsors report to the board the training that has taken place.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 308-48-150 and 308-48-160.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.39.175(4).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-16-062 on August 1, 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 2, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

September 18, 1997

Merrie Burley

Chairman

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order PM 604, filed 7/11/86)

WAC 308-48-150 Course of training--Apprentice funeral director ((apprentice)). (1) For the purposes of RCW 18.39.035, the term "one year course of training" shall include assisting a licensed funeral director in ((conducting)) coordinating all aspects of at least twenty-five ((funerals and assisting in the burial and/or final disposition of at least twenty-five)) arrangements for funeral, memorial and/or final disposition services for human ((bodies)) remains.

(2) The term "one year" shall consist of at least eighteen hundred hours of employment and cannot be completed in a period of time less than one calendar year.

(3) Registered apprentice funeral directors shall provide a quarterly report to the board on a form supplied by the board containing information relating to the arrangements, services, final dispositions, and other duties of a funeral director the apprentice has assisted with or performed during the required term of apprenticeship.

(4) Licensed sponsors shall provide a quarterly report to the board on a form supplied by the board showing the progress of the apprentice toward the skill level required to work independently.

(5) Registered apprentice funeral directors may receive training from their sponsor and other licensed funeral directors as approved by the sponsor.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.175(4). 86-15-022 (Order PM 604), 308-48-150, filed 7/11/86; Order PL-259, 308-48-150, filed 12/7/76; Order PL 122, 308-48-150, filed 5/9/72.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order PM 604, filed 7/11/86)

WAC 308-48-160 Course of training--Apprentice embalmer(('))s ((apprentice)). (1) For the purposes of RCW 18.39.035, the term "two year course of training" shall include the embalming of at least fifty human ((bodies)) remains under the supervision of a licensed embalmer.

(2) The term "two year" shall consist of at least thirty-six hundred hours of employment and cannot be completed in a period of time less than two calendar years.

(3) Registered apprentice embalmers shall provide a quarterly report to the board on a form supplied by the board containing information relating to the embalmings the apprentice has assisted with or performed during the required term of apprenticeship.

(4) Licensed sponsors shall provide a quarterly report to the board on a form supplied by the board showing the progress of the apprentice toward the skill level required to work independently.

(5) Registered apprentice embalmers may receive training from their sponsor and other licensed embalmers as approved by the sponsor.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.175(4). 86-15-022 (Order PM 604), 308-48-160, filed 7/11/86; Order PL-259, 308-48-160, filed 12/7/76; Order PL 122, 308-48-160, filed 5/9/72.]

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