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PDFWAC 308-49-150

Prearrangement funeral service contract form requirements.

(1) The terms of prearrangement funeral service contracts are of substantial importance to both consumers and the establishment. Prearrangement funeral service contracts must be approved by the board before being used by a funeral establishment.
(2) Contracts must be written in language that can be easily understood by all parties and printed or typed in easily readable type size and style.
(3) Every prearrangement funeral service contract must include the following information:
(a) The name of the purchaser and the beneficiary of the contract;
(b) A description of the services and merchandise to be provided;
(c) A statement that if specific merchandise and services are not available, merchandise and services of equal or better value will be furnished;
(d) A statement clearly setting forth whether the purchase price fully pays for such services and merchandise or if the purchase price is to be applied toward the cost of such services and merchandise when they are provided;
(e) The total purchase price to be paid under the contract and the manner and terms which will govern payment;
(f) If funded by a trust, that all funds placed in trust plus net accruals are subject to refund; and
(g) If funded by insurance that the amounts paid for by insurance may not be refundable.
(4) Such contract shall be dated and be executed by the purchaser and by the funeral establishment through its owner, officer or managing agent.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 68.05.105 and 18.39.175. WSR 20-09-031, § 308-49-150, filed 4/6/20, effective 5/7/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.175(4). WSR 02-19-019, § 308-49-150, filed 9/9/02, effective 10/10/02; WSR 90-17-148, § 308-49-150, filed 8/22/90, effective 9/22/90. Statutory Authority: 1982 c 66 § 12. WSR 83-04-021 (Order PL 420), § 308-49-150, filed 1/26/83.]
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