January 11, 2018 Board Meeting

  • Dates:
    October 11, 2017 7:00 PM - January 11, 2018 6:00 PM
  • Location: Topeka, KS, USA
  • Address: KSBMA Office
Filing deadline was 12/15/2017.  The Tentative Agenda is listed below:

Thursday, January 11, 2018

  9:00 a.m.    Call to Order by President Barry W. Bedene
                     Roll Call by Executive Secretary Mack Smith
                     Review of the January 11, 2018 Tentative Agenda
                     Adoption of Final Agenda 
                     Review/adoption of the October 12, 2017
                          board meeting minutes
                     Review of the October 12, 2017 funeral
                          director examination results
                     Review of Assistant Funeral Director
                         Examination Results
                     Review of information pertaining to licensure applicants

  9:15 a.m.     Review of information for all applicants for licensure,
                      all other apprentice/supervising progress
                      reports and related correspondence 
  9:30 a.m.    Investigative Committee Summary

  9:40 a.m.    2018 Kansas Legislative Discussion

  9:50 a.m.   Discussion/Action on the following Board Business:
                   1)   Continuing Education (CE
                   2)   Lapsed licenses  and Automatically suspended licenses
                   3)   Inspector's FY 2018 2nd Quarter (October--December 2017) Report
                   4)   Review of the Current Roster of Kansas Apprentices
                   5)   Discussion of distributed information/news articles
                   6)   Signing of travel vouchers

10:05 a.m.   Executive Secretary's Report/Updates:
                  1)   Updated Budget Information
                  2)   International Conference of Funeral Service Examining
                        Boards (ICFSEB
                  3)   Council of Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation
                  4)   Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards
                        (FARB) updated information
                  5)   Kansas Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association
                  6)   KSBMA agency web site update/discussion
                  7)   National Funeral Directors and Embalmers
                        Association (NFDA) update/information
                  8)   Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Funeral Rule
                  9)   American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE
                10)   Cremation Society of North America (CANA)
                11)   Funeral Ethics Association (FEA) update/information 
                12)   Funeral Consumer's Alliance (FCA) update/information /
                        The Funeral Consumer's Alliance of Greater Kansas City
                13)   Funeral Ethics Organization (FEO) update/information 
                14)   Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
                         Office of Vital Statistics  (OVS
                15)   Kansas City Kansas Community College
                        (KCKCCMortuary Science Update
                        KCKCC Catalog Information
                16)   Kansas Mass Fatality Planning Task Force
                17)   Kansas Ebola Preparedness and Response Plan 
                18)   Continuity of Operations Planning System (COOP) Update
                19)   Non-Cabinet Agency Heads Meeting Update   

                  Applicants for Licensure to Meet with the Board
10:20 a.m.   Funeral Director Applicant: Mr. Walter Carpio
10:30 a.m.   Embalmer-Funeral Director Applicant: Mr. Bryce G. Gorrell
10:40 a.m.   Embalmer-Funeral Director Applicant: Mr. R. Dean Van Nort, II
10:50 a.m.   Reciprocal Embalmer-Funeral Director Applicant: Ms. Melissa A. Beall
11:00 a.m.   Reciprocal Funeral Director Applicant: Mr. Warren J. "John" Newcomer, III

11:10 a.m.      Examination Review

11:50 a.m.
                      New, Old and Remaining Business 
                      The next regularly scheduled board meeting:
                      Thursday, April 12, 2018

  1:15 p.m.     Funeral director examinees to meet in the
                     Florentine Room located on the first floor
                      of the Jayhawk Tower.
                     There will be signs in the lobby directing
                     examinees to the Florentine Room.

 1:30 p.m.     Funeral Director examination begins -
                     administered by KSBMA Funeral 
                     Home-Crematory Inspector Francis Mills.