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1. The purpose of Title 7 is to protect the health and welfare of the public.

2. “Practice mortuary science” means:

3. “Practice mortuary science” includes the practice of funeral direction and disinfecting or preserving a dead human body or any of its parts of arterial or cavity injection.

4. “Practice mortuary science” does include the pickup, removal, or transportation of a dead human body, if the unlicensed individual is acting under the direction of a licensed mortician or funeral director.

5. “Pre-need contract” means an agreement between a consumer and a licensed funeral director, licensed mortician, or surviving spouse to provide any goods and services purchased prior to the time of death. Goods and services shall include:
 A. A service including any form of preservation and disposition that a mortician normally provides in the ordinary course of business. B. Merchandise including a casket, vault, or clothing that a mortician normally provides in the ordinary course of business. C. None of the above. D. Both A and B.

6. An individual licensed outside of the state of Maryland can practice mortuary science prior to the Board issuing a Maryland license.

7. The difference between a mortician’s license and a funeral director’s license in the state of Maryland is that a mortician’s license allows the individual to practice mortuary science while the license is effective and a funeral director’s license allows the individual to practice funeral direction while the license is effective.

8. The Maryland Board of Morticians & Funeral Directors shall examine all applications for licensure to the practice of mortuary science or funeral direction. Some of the qualifications that are reviewed include:
 A. The individual is judged to be of good moral character. B. The individual has completed not less than one (1) year and not more than two (2) years of licensed apprenticeship, unless the Board allowed extensions for additional one year terms. C. Has passed the national board examination administered by the Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards of the United States. D. Has submitted an application to the Board on the required form and has paid a fee set by the Board. E. All of the above

9. The Board shall place a licensee on inactive status if the licensee submits to the Board an application for inactive status on the form required by the Board and pays the inactive status fee set by the Board.

10. If a license is inactive for less than five years, the licensee will have to take and pass the Maryland Morticians Law Examination administered by the Board.
 True False

11. The Maryland Board of Morticians & Funeral Directors may issue a courtesy card to a practitioner of mortuary science who:
 A. Is licensed to practice mortuary science in another state. B. Maintains a license in good standing with that state. C. Files an application with the Board. D. Pays to the Board a license fee set by the Board. E. All of the above.

12. A courtesy card issued by the Maryland Board of Morticians & Funeral Directors is transferable.

13. Some of the grounds that the Maryland Board of Morticians & Funeral Directors may deny a license to any applicant, reprimand any licensee, place any licensee on probation, or suspend or revoke any license include:
 A. Fraudulently or deceptively uses a license. B. Advertises falsely or in a misleading manner. C. Directly or indirectly pays or offers to pay to obtain mortuary science business. D. Refuses to surrender custody of a dead human body on the demand of a person who is entitled to its custody. E. Fails, after proper demand, to refund promptly any payments received under a pre-need contract with interest. F. Submits a false statement to collect a fee. G. Violates any provision of Title 7 or of the laws relating to cremation. H. All of the above as well as several other grounds noted in Title 7 – Denials, Reprimands, Suspensions, & Revocations.

14. The Board may not reprimand, place on probation, deny, suspend, or revoke a funeral establishment license because of a violation of a provision of Title 7 by an employee of the establishment, unless the employee has a proprietary interest in the business that is conducted from the establishment.

15. At the time a licensee makes funeral arrangements, the licensee shall give to the individual who requested the funeral arrangements, a contract of initial agreement that includes:
 A. An itemized list of all service and merchandise that will be provided and the total price. B. To the extent possible, a specification of any item for which the licensee will advance money to accommodate the buyer. C. The terms and method of payment. D. All of the above.

16. The contract of initial agreement shall be in duplicate and contain the signatures of the licensee, other than an apprentice, and the payer of the required service.
 True False

17. Two or more licensed morticians or funeral directors may practice mortuary science as a partnership. They must notify the Board that they will be practicing as a partnership and provide the board the name and address of each partner.
 True False

18. A licensee shall maintain a complete file of a cremation that includes the signature of the next of kin, person identifying the body or person responsible for disposition, and date and time of cremation, but it does not have to include the time of death.
 True False

19. Disposition of Body: Any individual who is 18 years of age or older may decide the disposition of the individual’s own body after the individual’s death without the pre-death or post-death consent of another person by executing a document that expresses the individual’s wishes or by entering into a pre-need contract.
 True False

20. Unless a person has knowledge that contrary directions have been given by the decedent, the priority in arranging for disposition of a body of another is: the surviving spouse or domestic partner; an adult child of the decedent; a parent of the decedent; an adult brother or sister of the decedent; the guardian of the person of the decedent at the time of the decedent’s death if one has been appointed; or in the absence of any person noted above, any other person willing to assume the responsibility to act as the authorizing agent for purposes of arranging the final disposition of the decedent’s body, including the personal representative of the decedent’s estate, after attesting in writing that a good faith effort has been made to no avail to contact the persons described above.
 True False

21. Before burial or interment, a mortician shall affix to the long bones of the deceased human body a plastic or metal identification tag which shall contain:
 A. The name of the decedent. B. The Social Security # of the decedent. C. The decedent’s date of birth. D. The decedent’s date of death. E. All of the above. F. Only A and D above.

22. The Family Security Trust Fund was established for the collection of fees from licensed funeral establishments for claimants to recover compensation from this fund for an actual pre-need trust fund loss that occurred in Maryland due to theft, embezzlement, false pretenses, forgery, fraud, or misrepresentation by a licensed mortician, funeral director of holder of a surviving spouse license.
 True False

23. The Board will issue a temporary renewal funeral establishment license even if the funeral establishment has not paid the fee required into the Family Security Trust Fund.
 True False

24. A claim for loss regarding the Family Security Trust fund shall:
 A. Be based on an act or omission that occurs in the provision of funeral pre-need services by a licensed mortician, a licensed funeral director, a licensed apprentice mortician, a licensed apprentice funeral director, or an unlicensed employee of a licensed funeral establishment. B. Involve a transaction that relates to pre-need funeral planning that occurred in Maryland. C. Be based on an act of omission in which pre-need money is obtained from a person by theft, embezzlement, false pretenses, or forgery; or that constitutes fraud of misrepresentation. D. All of the above. E. None of the above.

25. The amount of recovery for any claim against the Family Security Trust Fund many not exceed the actual monetary loss suffered and may not include non-economic, consequential, or punitive damages.
 True False

26. A funeral establishment does not have to include in each sales contract that is provided by the funeral establishment a written notice to the buyer that the buyer may file a claim with the Fund.
 True False

Please note that while information contained in this exercise pertains to key points of the Annotated Code of Maryland Health Occupation Article Title 7 Maryland Morticians and Funeral Directors Act, it is not all inclusive. Thank you for participating in this online course.

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