Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-33.3
Funeral Planning Agent Designation

SECTION 5-33.3-2

§ 5-33.3-2. Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(a) "Funeral planning agent" means a person who is at least eighteen (18) years of age; who has been duly and lawfully designated, and who has accepted the designation, to act for the principal; and who has authority and responsibility to make all arrangements, regarding funeral preparation, planning, the nature of the funeral goods and services to be provided, the manner in which funeral services are to be conducted, burial, and/or the disposition of the principal's remains, including cremation, upon the death of the principal. The funeral planning agent may be a relative or a non-relative of the principal, except as otherwise provided for in § 5-33.3-3(d).

(b) "Principal" means the person designating another individual or individuals to serve as his or her funeral planning agent upon the person's death.

(c) "Relative" means any person defined pursuant to the provisions of § 5-33.2-24(2)(ii) – (2)(vii).

History of Section.
(P.L. 1999, ch. 196, § 2.)