Dedicated to Excellence in Funeral Service

 

Upcoming Events

Apr
26
Wed
NFDA Advocacy Summit @ Mayflower Hotel
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day

Go to www.nfda.org for more details.

May
17
Wed
MSFDA Spring Golf Outing @ Whiskey Creek Golf Course
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Annual Spring Golf Outing – May 17, 2017

Whiskey Creek Golf Course, Ijamsville, MD

New course for MSFDA’s 2017 Spring Golf Outing.  More information to come. Please check back.

 


FTC

The Federal Trade Commission’s Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Funeral Industry Practices (“Rule” or “Funeral Rule”), 16 C.F.R. Part 453, went into effect in April 1984 and was revised in July 1994.  The Funeral Rule requires that funeral providers give consumers accurate, itemized price information and various other disclosures about funeral goods and services.

The Rule requires disclosure of itemized price information both over the telephone and in writing concerning funeral services and ancillary arrangements offered, as well as price lists for caskets and outer burial containers.  The Rule also requires persons arranging a funeral be given a statement of the funeral goods and services selected by that person and the price to be paid for each item.  Failure to comply with the Rule may result in civil penalties, which have recently increased at the direction of Congress to $40,654 per violation. (read more…)


Find an MSFDA Member Funeral Home

MSFDA Regional Map Our members are licensed funeral directors. To locate one of our member firms, please click on the Find an MSFDA Member Funeral Home link noted above or the map on the left.