Dedicated to Excellence in Funeral Service
Network, socialize and enjoy the view of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at MCFCA’s Annual Holiday Gathering.
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…)
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.