NC Funeral Law Exam

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Questions from FSE-116, Funeral Law & Ethics Fayetteville Technical Community College Mr. David Hall, Instructor

Four members of the Board of Funeral Service are appointed by the Governor from nominees recommended by:

The North Carolina Funeral Directors Association.

Every NC Burial association with assets less than $10,000. shall have a secretary or secretary/treasurer that shall have a bond payable to the Board of Funeral Service as trustee for the burial association. This bond shall be in the amount between __________.

$1,000 and $10,000.

A certificate of cremation is not required to have this information;

The name of the spouse or the next-of-kin.

State funeral law mandates that at least these articles be worn by an embalmer while preparing human remains:

Smock and protective gloves.

Every resident trainee shall work at least _____ hours during their apprenticeship.

2000

Any burial association member failing to pay any assessment within ____ after notice shall be in bad standing, and unless and until restored, shall not be entitled to benefits.

Thirty days.

If a person dies of a particular disease ( Jacobs-Creutzfeldt, HIV, Hep B, Plague, rabies, smallpox) away from a health care facility, the attending physician is to notify the funeral director or person making a removal to use proper precautions-

Verbally as soon as the physician becomes aware of the death.

"Public publication, dissemination, circulation, or placement...." pertains to:

Advertisement.

Of the following violations, which is not prohibited during a continuing education program or seminar?

Talking with a nearby seated neighbor.

When a person or sponsor attempts to gain the Board's approval for a CE (Continuing education) program, is an outline of the event sufficient for approval?

No.

How many Board members are appointed by the General Assembly through a recommendation by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate.

One.

How long should a crematory operator keep all applicable records (authorizations, waivers, statements, and reports) and make them available and subject to the Board's inspection?

Three years.

When an out-of-state licensee wishes to obtain North Carolina licensure, is it necessary that the person submit a photograph of himself or herself to the Board?

Yes.

In computing continuing education (CE) credits, which one of the following may be allowed to generate credit- within certain guidelines?

Question and answer sessions.

There is a total of ____ unlicensed personnel on the Board of Funeral Service.

Two.

Are funeral homes allowed to offer free embalming in their mutual burial association plans to consumers?

No.

Trust accounts shall be carried in the name of the preneed funeral licensee as _____

Trustee.

The Board members appointed by the General Assembly and recommended by the Speaker of the House ____ be a licensee.

Shall not.

In North Carolina, it is a legal requirement that all licenses by signed by-

The president and secretary of the Board.

How long does the Crematory Authority chairman serve in that capacity?

One year.

Who provides inspectors with appropriate identification cards with appropriate signatures?

The Attorney General of NC.

Jack has completed all of the necessary courses for the funeral directing course at a mortuary school, but isn't yet a graduate of the mortuary school. Is it possible for Jack to take his funeral directing test and get his funeral directing license at this point?

No.

North Carolina law states that an apprenticeship or resident traineeship:

May be completed before or after one's funeral education.

No Board of funeral service board member shall serve more than ____ complete consecutive term(s).

Two.

Young-Rest Mortuary performed 199 funeral services last year. What is the maximum number of resident trainees that they may have at one time?

One.

Each burial assocation in North Carolina shall have for each funeral home sponsoring the said burial association not more than ____ agents or representatives soliciting members. (apart from the board of directors or the secretary)

Five

Does the term "burial" apply only to earth burial?

No.

Nirmana is very happy. She received 20 hours of continuing education during the past year. She knows that she can carry over a maximum of _____ hours into the next year.

Five.

Is it lawful for a North Carolina burial association to merge with an insurance company?

Yes.

The Board can suspend or fail to renew the license of someone that has-

Has practiced gross immorality.

A new crematory is not to be located in which of these sites?

Walnut Street, zoned residential.

How long does a funeral director have to file a death certificate with a local registrar?

Five days after the death.

All crematories in North Carolina shall have refrigeration facilities that will contain at least ____ adult human body or bodies.

Three.

If a preneed funeral contract is funded by a trust deposit or deposits, a preneed licensee may retain, free of the trust, up to ____ % of any payments made on a preneed funeral contract.

Ten.

Crematory units in NC shall have this type of pan within them:

Ash collection.

What is the process that is used to reduce cremated human remains to unidentifiable dimensions?

Pulverization.

The North Carolina Board of Funeral Service is to have:

A president, vice-president, and a secretary.

What is the purpose of the Preneed Recovery Fund?

To reimburse preneed contract purchasers when there has been some wrongdoing by a preneed licensee that effects their preneed funds.

A crematory's refrigeration facility must maintain an internal temperature of ____ degrees Farenheit.

Forty.

If a preneed contract beneficiary wishes to change funeral homes before the death occurs, the substitution:

Must be to a preneed licensee.

If, after cremation, the cremated remains will not fit into the temporary container or urn, the excess cremated remains:

Must be returned to the authorizing agent or representative.

The board of directors at a burial association shall consist of ___ members.

Seven.

What is the number of crematory authority board members that must be present to constitute a quorum for meetings?

Four.

When a burial association has its annual meeting, how many members constitute a quorum?

Fifteen.

When does one complete a certificate of performance?

Following the death of the preneed contract beneficiary.

Sponsors for continuing education (CE) must provide a facility conducive to learning with sufficient space for _________.

Note taking.

How many members of the Board of Funeral are affiliated with funeral trade associations?

Six.

Members of the Board of Funeral service shall serve:

three year staggered terms.

How long does a funeral director have to file a notification of death?

24 hours after taking custody of a body.

If a funeral contract beneficiary wishes to change funeral homes after the death has occurred, then:

The funeral home need not be a preneed licensee.

A cremation container does not have to be this:

Large enough to contain all of the cremated remains.

The passing score for examinations given by the Board shall be the same as those established by-

The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards.

Each burial association shall place in a reserve account 5% of the assessments collected from its members and 5% of the investment income of the association. These sums shall continue to be placed in the association's reserve account until the association's reserve account shall equal ______ per member.

$21.00

Does solicitation prohibit general advising by a licensee?

No.

The Board shall _______ review the mortuary science licensing requirements of other jurisdictions and shall determine which licensing requirements are substantially similar to the requirements of North Carolina.

Periodically.

Applications to sit for a licensing exam for the NC Board of Funeral Service must be made and received by the Board at least ____ days prior to the date of the exam.

Thirty.

William and Wanda have been married for fifty years. It is their express wish to their their cremated remains combined within the same urn, is this lawful?

Yes.

Does a crematory's holding and processing facility have to be located in the crematory building?

Yes.

When speaking of burial associations, any member in bad standing may, within ____ after the date of an assessment notice, be reinstated to good standing by the payment of all delinquent dues and assessments.

Ninety days.

A "cremation container"-

Is the container in which remains are placed before going into the cremation chamber.

Unger-Thomas Funeral Home performs 100 services annually. How many resident trainees are they allowed to have as employees?

One.

Resident trainees are legally required to submit forms to the Board-

Monthly.

_______ credit(s) is/are available for mortuary science courses attended prior to becoming an active licensee of the NC Board of funeral service.

No credit.

What is the length of time that an apprentice has to file their reports with the Board following the reported calendar month?

10 days after the calendar month.

Except for a/an ________, preneed funds shall not be deposited into a funeral home's bank accounts.

Clearing account.

A funeral director that first assumes custody of a dead body or fetus of ____ completed weeks gestation or more shall complete and file a notification of death.

Twenty.

Is a trainee allowed to have more than one job or vocation?

Yes.

Generally speaking, will the Board renew a license if a licensee has not completed the minimal number of continuing education hours?

No.

A person that dies from the following disease is to not be embalmed, but the body shall be placed in a tightly sealed container and not re-opened.

Smallpox.

What photographs are allowed to be made of a dead human body?

None without the consent of the immediate next-of-kin or the spouse or other authorizing agent.

The persons making the funeral arrangements for a deceased member shall have ____ from the date of death in which to make demand upon the burial association for the funeral benefits to which such member was entitled.

Thirty days.

There is an opening on the inspection staff working with the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service. Mary is a licensed embalmer. Is it possible for her to apply for, and get, this job?

No.

The North Carolina Board of Funeral Service board members are placed there through a/an ______ process.

Appointment.

A certificate of resident traineeship shall be signed by whom?

The resident trainee.

Wendell has already completed his apprenticeship and is ready for his mortuary education. What is the length of time that he must sit for the exam before he must complete another resident traineeship?

Five years.

When speaking of burial associations, no benefits will be paid in cases of suicidal death of any member within ___ from the date of the membership certificate.

Twelve months.

How many days does an accused licensee have to respond to the accusation after receiving the complaint from the Board?

15 days.

What is the primary difference between a preneed and a prearrangement?

If it is funded.

Skipmore, Inc. wanted to give a continuing education seminar for funeral licensees on how to make more money. Their petition was denied, however; because the Board clearly states that benefits of learning and reviewing skills will be utilized and applied to:

Assure proper service to the public.

A physician or medical officer certifying a decedent's death shall do so no more than:

3 days following the death.

Unless the death of a person was due to an infectious, contagious or other listed communicable disease, their body shall not be cremated before a period of ____ following their death.

Twenty four hours.

There is a total of _____ funeral licensees on the Board of Funeral Service.

Seven.

Howard is performing his funeral directing resident traineeship. At a minimum, how many report forms can he expect to send in to the Board during that year?

Twelve.

North Carolina funeral licensees that attend a continuing education (CE) program or seminar should present their _____ to gain admission into the program.

License pocket card.

When there has been no representive of the estate appointed following a death, and the amount in the preneed funeral fund is ______ or less, then the funds are to be made to the beneficiary or beneficiaries of the estate.

$100.00

A burial association's board of directors shall be elected _______ the annual meeting of the membership of the association.

After.

Each resident trainee shall complete an application form prescribed by the Board ______ a change in employment during the resident traineeship.

Prior to making.

As the Board begins to have an offical meeting, they have members, Thomas, Grant, Howard, and Smith present. What business is the Board able to now transact?

No official business can be transacted.

What is the number of board members on the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service?

Nine.

When an out-of-state licensee wishes to obtain a NC license, that person should have practiced the same in their own state for a period of not less than _______ year(s).

Three.

Which of the following items is not necessary on an application form for new funeral establishments?

All full-time and part-time employees of the funeral home.

George was on a bus travelling across the state. He started (boarded) the bus in Buncombe County, stopped to eat lunch with a group in Catawba County, died in Rowan County, was discovered and removed from the bus in Mecklenburg County. In which county should the death certificate be filed?

Mecklenburg.

What is the purpose of a crematory's processor unit?

To pulverize cremated remains.

Who issues permits for disintemrent-reinterment?

Local registrar.

When there has been no representive of the estate appointed following a death, not made payable to the estate, and the amount in the preneed funeral fund is more than $100.00 then the funds are to be made to:

The clerk of superior court in the county of probate.

A person that wrongfully causes a person to change from one burial association to another burial association shall be guilty of _______.

Class I Misdemeanor

When do all funeral licenses, renewals, and duplicates expire each year?

December 31st.

The North Carolina Board of Funeral Service has _____ members.

Nine.

Myrtle and her dog, FiFi, have been together for 16 years. It is Myrtle's wish that, in the event FiFi dies before her, that the dog be preserved and retained until Myrtle's death, and at that time, both shall be cremated together in the same cremation chamber. Is this a lawful practice?

No.

To be licensed in NC as a funeral director, one must be at least ____ years of age.

18

Funeral homes must permanently mark a dead human body in its care with that person's identification. This marking shall be-

The ankle or wrist of the dead human body.

Which of the following items is not necessary on an application form for new funeral establishments?

All full-time and part-time employees of the funeral home.

A burial association shall call a special meeting when petitioned to do so by ____ of the association's members.

66 and 2/3 percent.

What information is mandated by general statute for the application for a burial association member?

Birthdate.

The Board is composed in part by TWO members appointed by the Governor from nominees recommended by-

The Funeral Directors and Morticians Association of North Carolina.

How many NC Board of Funeral Service board members are appointed by the Governor, but do not have any trade association affiliation?

One.

Goerge was on a bus travelling across the state. He started (boarded) the bus in Buncombe County, stopped to eat lunch with a group in Catawba County, died in Rowan County, was discovered and removed from the bus in Mecklenburg County. In which county should the death certificate be filed?

Mecklenburg.

When referring to burial associations, each association shall place in a reserve account 5% of the assessments collected from its members and 5% of the investment income of the association. These sums shall continue to be placed in the association's reserve account until the association's reserve account shall equal ______ per member.

$21.00

Is it lawful for a North Carolina burial association to merge with an insurance company?

Yes.

How many Board members are appointed by the General Assembly through a recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives?

One.

When speaking of burial associations, no benefit will be paid for a natural death occurring within ______ from the date of filing the certificate of membership.

Thirty days.

If a resident trainee wishes to renew his or her traineeship, and the fee for the renewal isn't renewed within ____ days, the trainee's certificate traineeship shall be canceled.

Thirty.

In order to engage in the practice of funeral directing or embalming in North Carolina, the licensee must own the funeral home, be employed by a funeral home, or be an agent of the funeral home, or:

Be employed by a college of mortuary science.

Crematory units in NC shall have this type of pan within them:

Ash collection.

One copy of each of a funeral home's disclosure statement, as required by GS 90-210.25(e) shall be kept by the funeral establishment for a period of _____ year(s) and shall, be subject to inspection by the Board.

Two.

What is the number of character references necessary to gain a transportation or removal permit?

Three.

Within ____ day(s) of receipt of a written request from the purchaser of a revocable preneed funeral contract who has deposited trust funds, the financial institution shall refund the entire amount held at the institution.

Thirty.

North Carolina funeral homes and their records are subject to inspection-

Shortly before, during, and shortly after hours of the funeral home's operating hours.

Which of these people would be considered the "authorizing agent" in the case of cremation?

Durman, husband of Mary.

When speaking of burial associations, all legitimate operating expenses of the association shall be paid out of the assessments, but in no case shall the entire expenses exceed ____% of the total of the assessments collected and the investment income of the burial association in one calendar year.

30%

Labels on temporary containers, urns, and permanent containers shall have the name of the deceased, the cremation date, and _____________.

The name of the crematory.

If a burial association's secretary fails to report a financial report on the status of the burial association in a timely manner shall be guilty of:

A class 3 midemeanor.

The North Carolina Crematory Authority board members are placed there primarily through a/an ______ process.

Election.

The individual or organization conducting the continuing education program must pass out sign-up sheets at least ________ of instruction to ensure continued attendance by all particpants.

Once per hour.

Murdess has forgotten to renew her funeral directing license. If she fails to do so by ______, she shall surrender or forfeit her license.

February 1st.

If there is a funeral home substitution and the preneed funeral contract was funded by a prearrangement insurance policy, then the insurance company shall-

Not pay any funds until the death occurs.

If a funeral service licensee was licensed before December 31, 2003, and has been licensed for a continuous period of 25 years or more, then he or she:

No longer is required to receive their continuing education credits each year.

Of the following persons, who is the preneed licensee?

Grant Mortuary, Inc.

In the definition of "casket", it means a _____ container that is designed for the encasement of dead human remains.

Rigid.

A certificate of cremation is not required to have this information;

The name of the spouse or the next-of-kin.

How many members constitute a quorum for meetings for the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service?

Five.

What is the length of time that a crematory should keep receipts of received cremated human remains?

Three years.

Who is the person that is responsible for the operation and controlling of the crematory?

Crematory manager.

When speaking of computations for continuing education (CE) credit, teachers or presenters of the CE credit earn ______________________ for an initial presentation.

Three hours of credit for each 50 minutes presented.

The funeral benefit (face amount) for a covered person, age 10 or younger begins at ____.

Fifty dollars.

Which of these is not a correct statement?

A crematory manager and a crematory technician cannot be the same person.

The North Carolina Board of Funeral Service shall cause to be established and offered to the licensees, at least ____ hours of continuing education courses each year.

Eight.

The person that wishes to offer CE (continuing education) programs to North Carolina's funeral licensees would be referred to as a/an:

Sponsor.

How many members of the Board of Funeral services shall be licensees?

Six.

Those persons that wish to take a examination with the NC Board of funeral service shall make application at least _____ days prior to the actual examination date.

Thirty.

Within _____ day(s) following the sale of a preneed funeral contract, any person selling the contract shall send a copy of it to the Board, accompanying the required fee.

Ten.

When speaking of mutual burial associations, do the provisions of the laws regulate the issuance and sale of insurance policies?

No.

Licensees may not receive credit for more than _____ hours each year on the subject of preneed.

Two.

If a person dies of a particular disease ( Jacobs-Creutzfeldt, HIV, Hep B, Plague, rabies, smallpox) away from a health care facility, the attending physician is to notify the funeral director or person making a removal to use proper precautions-

Verbally as soon as the physician becomes aware of the death.

When there has been a successor funeral establishment designated, the original contracting preneed licensee shall pay all funeral funds to the successor funeral home:

Immediately.

The terms of the elected members of the NC Crematory Authority shall be _____ year(s).

Three.

The technical name for an apprentice is:

Resident trainee.

How many burial assocations may a person be a member?

One.

Tonya Grant, a licensed funeral director, knowingly stated on a death certificate that Mrs. Victoria Smith's body was buried, even though it was cremated. Can the Board of Funeral service take her funeral director's license for this act?

Yes.

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