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2017 Florida Statutes

SECTION 369
Embalmers; licensure as an embalmer by endorsement; licensure of a temporary embalmer.
F.S. 497.369
497.369 Embalmers; licensure as an embalmer by endorsement; licensure of a temporary embalmer.
(1) The licensing authority shall issue a license by endorsement to practice embalming to an applicant who has remitted an examination fee set by rule of the licensing authority not to exceed $200 and who the licensing authority certifies:
(a) Has completed the application form and remitted a nonrefundable application fee set by rule of the licensing authority not to exceed $200.
(b)1. Holds a valid license to practice embalming in another state of the United States, provided that, when the applicant secured her or his original license, the requirements for licensure were substantially equivalent to or more stringent than those existing in this state; or
2. Meets the qualifications for licensure in s. 497.368, except that the internship requirement shall be deemed to have been satisfied by 1 year’s practice as a licensed embalmer in another state, and has, within 10 years prior to the date of application, successfully completed a state, regional, or national examination in mortuary science, which, as determined by rule of the licensing authority, is substantially equivalent to or more stringent than the examination given by the licensing authority.
(c) Has submitted proof of completion of a licensing authority-approved course on communicable diseases.
(d) Has made disclosure of the applicant’s criminal records, if any, as required by s. 497.142. The applicant shall submit fingerprints in accordance with s. 497.142. The applicant may not be licensed under this section unless the licensing authority determines the applicant is of good character and has no demonstrated history of lack of trustworthiness or integrity in business or professional matters.
(2) State, regional, or national examinations and requirements for licensure in another state shall be presumed to be substantially equivalent to or more stringent than the examination and requirements in this state unless found otherwise by rule of the licensing authority.
(3) The licensing authority shall not issue a license by endorsement or a temporary license to any applicant who is under investigation or prosecution in any jurisdiction for an act which would constitute a violation of this chapter until such time as the investigation or prosecution is complete.
(4) Each applicant for licensure by endorsement must pass the examination on local, state, and federal laws and rules relating to the disposition of dead human bodies which is required under s. 497.368 and which shall be given by the licensing authority.
(5) There may be adopted by the licensing authority rules authorizing an applicant who has met the requirements of paragraphs (1)(b) and (c) and who is awaiting an opportunity to take the examination required by subsection (4) to be licensed as a temporary licensed embalmer. A temporary licensed embalmer may work as an embalmer in a licensed funeral establishment under the general supervision of a licensed embalmer. Such temporary license shall expire 60 days after the date of the next available examination required under subsection (4); however, the temporary license may be renewed one time under the same conditions as initial issuance. The fee for issuance or renewal of an embalmer temporary license shall be set by rule of the licensing authority but may not exceed $200. The fee required in this subsection shall be nonrefundable and in addition to the fee required in subsection (1).
History.ss. 1, 5, ch. 79-231; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; s. 1, ch. 89-8; s. 135, ch. 92-149; ss. 6, 122, ch. 93-399; s. 61, ch. 94-119; s. 315, ch. 97-103; s. 74, ch. 2004-301; s. 96, ch. 2005-2; s. 28, ch. 2005-155.
Note.Former s. 470.007.