Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 33.2
Funeral Director/Embalmer and Funeral Service Establishments

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-33.2-4

§ 5-33.2-4. Unlicensed practice unlawful.

It is unlawful for any person to engage in, conduct, or hold himself or herself out as engaged in the practice of funeral directing and/or embalming, or of preparing for or disposing of dead human remains by any means in this state or preserving in any manner, dead human bodies, in this state, unless he or she holds a funeral director/embalmer’s license issued in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. It is unlawful for any person, partnership, association, corporation, limited-liability company, or other organization to open or maintain a place or establishment at which to engage in or conduct, or hold himself, herself, or itself out as engaging in or conducting, the business of funeral directing without that place or establishment being licensed under this chapter as a funeral establishment. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a person under the supervision of a licensed funeral director/embalmer is allowed to: fulfill duties not specifically prohibited by this chapter, and those duties allowed by the Federal Trade Commission funeral rule.

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