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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 497
FUNERAL, CEMETERY, AND CONSUMER SERVICES
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F.S. 497.166
497.166 Preneed sales.
(1) Regulation of preneed sales shall be as set forth in part IV of this chapter. No person may act as an agent for a preneed licensee with respect to preneed contracts unless such person is licensed as a preneed sales agent pursuant to part IV of this chapter or is a licensed funeral director acting as a preneed sales agent.
(2) Nothing in parts I, II, III, V, or VI of this chapter shall be understood to necessarily prohibit any licensee under this chapter from selling preneed funerals and funeral merchandise through its agents and employees, so long as such sales are permitted by part IV of this chapter.
(3)(a) The funeral director in charge of a funeral establishment is responsible for the control and activities of the establishment’s preneed sales agents.
(b) The direct disposer in charge or a funeral director acting as the direct disposer in charge of a direct disposal establishment is responsible for the control and activities of the establishment’s preneed sales agents.
(c) The responsibility imposed by this subsection on the funeral director and direct disposer in charge is a duty of reasonable supervision and not absolute liability. The responsibility of the funeral director or direct disposer in charge shall be in addition to the responsibility of the preneed licensee for the conduct of the preneed sales agents it employs.
History.s. 36, ch. 2004-301; s. 93, ch. 2005-2; s. 19, ch. 2005-155; s. 12, ch. 2010-125.