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FTC RIN: 3084-AB55 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Trade Regulation Rule on Funeral Industry Practices 

The Commission plans to initiate periodic review of the Funeral Industry Practices Rule (Funeral Rule or Rule) during 2019. The Rule, which became effective in 1984, requires sellers of funeral goods and services to give price lists to consumers who visit a funeral home and disclose price and other information to callers who request it over the telephone. The Rule enables consumers to select and purchase only the goods and services they want and requires funeral providers to seek authority before performing some services such as embalming. The Rule also requires funeral providers to make disclosures regarding any required purchases and prohibits misrepresentations regarding requirements and other aspects of funeral goods and services. 


Agency: Federal Trade Commission(FTC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Independent agency 
CFR Citation: 16 CFR 453   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 45    15 U.S.C. 46(g)    15 U.S.C. 57(a)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Rule Review, Request for Comments  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Previously reported as 3084-AA82 
Agency Contact:
Patti Poss
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, CC-8528,
Washington, DC 20580
Phone:202 326-2413