Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 33.2
Funeral Director/Embalmer and Funeral Service Establishments

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-33.2-14

§ 5-33.2-14. Payments for securing business prohibited.

Every funeral establishment, funeral director/embalmer, or his, her, or its agent or representatives, who pays, or causes to be paid, directly or indirectly, any sum of money or other valuable consideration for the securing of business, and every person who accepts any sum of money or other valuable consideration, directly or indirectly, from a funeral director/embalmer or an agent or owner of a funeral establishment in order that the latter may obtain business, is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished as subsequently provided, and the certificate of any funeral director/embalmer or the license of any funeral establishment violating the provisions of this section or whose agents or servants violate these provisions, shall be revoked by the division. This section does not prohibit the funeral establishment or funeral director/embalmer from advertising.

History of Section.
P.L. 1995, ch. 255, § 2.