|(a) Funeral providers must give an itemized written
statement for retention to each person who arranges a funeral or other
disposition of human remains, at the conclusion of the discussion
of arrangements. The Purchase Agreement must list at least the following
(1) the funeral goods and funeral services selected
by that person and the prices to be paid for each of them, unless
there is a discounted package arrangement that itemizes the discount
provided by the package arrangement;
(2) specifically itemized cash advance items. (These
prices must be given to the extent then known or reasonably ascertainable.
If the prices are not known or reasonably ascertainable, a good faith
estimate shall be given and a written statement of the actual charges
shall be provided before the final bill is paid.);
(3) the total cost of the goods and services selected;
(4) the complete description of all goods purchased
as described in §203.46(2) - (5) of this title.
(b) The information required by this section may be
included on any contract, statement, or other document which the funeral
provider would otherwise provide at the conclusion of discussion of
(c) If a funeral provider's graphically illustrated
logo or a bold listing of the logo is included in an obituary, the
funeral provider shall list separately the additional cost, if any,
related to the inclusion of such logo in the cash advance portion
of the Purchase Agreement.
(d) If a funeral establishment receives a dead human
body from another funeral establishment, the receiving funeral establishment
shall include under cash advances on the purchase agreement any amount
owed by the customer for services provided to but not paid for by
the customer. The receiving funeral establishment shall remit the
funds collected from the consumer to the transferring funeral establishment.
Services that may be charged by the receiving funeral establishment
on behalf of the transferring funeral establishment include the following:
(3) embalming, if authorized;
(4) transportation; and
(5) casket, if used.