OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
EMBALMERS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS
In this chapter:
I. "Apprentice" means any person engaged in embalming under the instruction and supervision of an embalmer duly licensed under the provisions of this chapter and actively engaged in embalming in this state.
II. "Associate funeral director" means an individual who is duly licensed, by passage of a written examination, in another state and who has either secured potential employment as a funeral director or has committed to the purchase of an existing funeral home in this state upon licensure.
III. "Board" means the state board of registration of funeral directors and embalmers established under RSA 325:2.
IV. "Continuing education" means planned, organized learning experiences designed to augment the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of embalmers and funeral directors for the enhancement of the funeral profession.
V. "Embalmer" means any person engaged, or holding oneself out as engaged, in embalming, whether on the person's own behalf or in the employ of another, and shall include any person who uses, in connection with the name, the word "embalmer," or any other word or title intending to imply or designate the person as an embalmer, or as one engaged in embalming.
VI. "Embalming" means the business, practice, science, or profession of preserving, disinfecting, and preparing in any manner dead human bodies for burial, cremation, or transportation.
VII. "Funeral directing" means the business, practice, or profession of:
(a) Directing or supervising funerals;
(b) The preparation or disposal of dead human bodies;
(c) Conducting or maintaining a preparation room or establishment equipped with necessary drainage and ventilation, which contains the necessary instruments and supplies for the preparation and embalming of dead human bodies for burial, cremation, or transportation; or
(d) Conducting or maintaining a funeral home or parlor, mortuary or funeral chapel from which funerals may be held and in which services may be conducted.
VIII. "Funeral director" means any person engaged, or holding oneself out as engaged, in funeral directing or who uses in connection with the name or business the words "funeral director," "mortician," or any other word or title intending to imply or designate the person as a funeral director, undertaker, or mortician.
IX. "Funeral home" means every place or premise devoted to or used in the care and preparation for the funeral and burial of dead human bodies or maintained for the convenience of the bereaved for viewing or other services in connection with dead human bodies or as an office or place for carrying on the profession of funeral directing.
X. "Person" includes corporations, partnerships, associations, or other organizations.
XI. "Student apprentice" means an apprentice registered with a postsecondary institution of mortuary science accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.
Source. 1935, 95:1. RL 168:1. RSA 325:1. 1989, 264:1. 1996, 283:1, eff. Jan. 1, 1997.