ICCFA Model Guidelines for State Laws and Regulations

The ICCFA Government and Legal Affairs Committee has developed a set of 28 model guidelines for state laws and regulations, which have been approved by the Board of Directors. The guidelines combine a sensitivity to consumer protection issues with the need for all industry members, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, cemeteries, funeral homes, retail monument dealers or crematories, to conduct their operations according to sound business principles. Below are listed the links for all 28 model guidelines, plus an economic review of minimum funding requirements titled, "A Study of Preneed Funding Requirements."

1) Overview Of Preneed

    a) A Study Of Preneed Trust Funding Requirements

2) Glossary Of Terms

3) Prepaid Contract Trust Funds

4) Alternatives To Trusting - Financial Instruments

5) Alternatives To Trusting - Constructive Delivery/Warehousing

6) Insurance-funded Prearrangements

7) Prepaid Contracts

8) Endowment Care Trust Funds

9) Reclamation Of Interment Rights

10) Desecration Of A Cemetery

11) Zoning And Related Construction Standards For Cemeteries

12) Cemetery And Funeral Establishment Combinations

13) Authorization To Control Final Disposition

14) Identification Of Human Remains

15) Handling Of Human Remains In Conjunction With The Cremation Process

16) Cure Period For Violations

17) Solicitation

18) Consumer Guarantee Fund

19) Memorial Sales And Installation

20) Conversion Of Prepaid Contract Trust Funds To Insurance

21) Criteria For Establishing A New Cemetery

22) Record Keeping Requirements

23) Handling of Human Remains In Conjunction With Final Disposition

24) Dedication Of Cemetery Property

25) Disinterment

26) Predeveloped Interment Spaces

27) Reciprocal Licenses For Funeral Directors And Embalmers

28) Written Price Disclosures Prior To Purchasing