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Funeral Directors and Establishments Act
Loi sur les directeurs de services funéraires et les établissements funéraires

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 469


Note: This Regulation was revoked on July 1, 2012. See: O. Reg. 32/11, ss. 9, 10.

Last amendment: O. Reg. 32/11.

This Regulation is made in English only.

1. In this Regulation,

“casket” means a receptacle designed for the encasement of human remains which is ornamented or has a fixed interior lining but does not include an outer burial container or grave liner;

“container” means a receptacle designed for the encasement of human remains which is neither ornamented nor contains a fixed interior lining, but does not include an outer burial container or grave liner. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 469, s. 1.

2. Every funeral establishment and premises where transfer services are performed shall be separated from other businesses by having its own entrance from a street or public area. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 469, s. 2.

3. No funeral establishment or transfer service shall be located in such proximity to a cemetery or crematorium or the offices of a cemetery or crematorium so as to make it appear that the funeral establishment or transfer service is being operated in connection with it. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 469, s. 3.

4. Every funeral establishment which offers services to the public and every transfer service shall have a separate meeting room suitable for meeting with a person using or inquiring about the use of its services. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 469, s. 4.

5. (1) Every funeral establishment shall have at least one separate room for the holding of dead human bodies and their preparation or placement into caskets or containers.

(2) Every transfer service shall have a room described in subsection (1) or shall be able to show it has immediate access to such a room. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 469, s. 5.

6. (1) The interior of a room used for any of the purposes described in subsection 5 (1) shall be,

(a) at least eleven square metres in size, but larger if necessary;

(b) hidden from sight, except when the door is open;

(c) well lit and mechanically ventilated to the outside;

(d) capable of being easily disinfected; and

(e) surfaced in a material which will prevent fluids from soaking into it.

(2) A room where the preparation of dead human bodies or their placement into caskets or containers occurs shall be maintained in a sanitary condition and equipped with,

(a) a sink supplied with hot and cold running water;

(b) a vacuum breaker on each water supply;

(c) storage facilities for equipment and supplies;

(d) protective covering for the hands, body and feet of the people working in the room;

(e) sheets or towels; and

(f) disinfectants, germicidal soap, paper towels, a pail and mop, and detergent. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 469, s. 6.

7. (1) In a funeral establishment where embalming is performed, the room described in subsection 6 (2) shall be used for the embalming and preparation of dead human bodies.

(2) In addition to the requirements of sections 6 and 8, the room shall be equipped with,

(a) an extra sink, or a sink with two compartments, instead of the single sink required by clause 6 (2) (a);

(b) an examining table that is easily disinfected;

(c) face masks, eye glasses or goggles, and disposable body suits in addition to those protective coverings required under clause 6 (2) (d);

(d) a first aid kit and an eye wash station; and

(e) all embalming supplies which are necessary. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 469, s. 7.

8. A room described in subsection 6 (2) shall be equipped with,

(a) sanitary drainage, or facilities for the disposal of bodily fluids; and

(b) facilities for the disposal of and treatment of bodily fluids and waste which has come into contact with bodily fluids but which do not require disposal under Regulation 347 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 made under the Environmental Protection Act. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 469, s. 8.

9. No holder of a licence for a funeral establishment or applicant for a licence shall construct or alter a funeral establishment with respect to any item that is governed by this Regulation unless the Registrar is first provided with architectural plans or drawings of the proposed work. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 469, s. 9.

10. (1) Funeral establishments which offer services to the public shall contain a room in which is displayed,

(a) at least eight adult caskets ranging in price from among the least expensive available on the market to the most expensive offered by the establishment with each casket and its price clearly shown; and

(b) a container or a picture of a container and its price, both of which are set out in a prominent place.

(2) The eight caskets referred to in clause (1) (a) must represent the range of materials from which caskets are constructed for the cultural, religious or ethnic markets being served by the funeral establishment. O.Reg. 282/92, s. 1.

11. Every casket and container shall be rigid and where necessary be leakproof or have a leakproof liner. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 469, s. 11.

12. The operator of a transfer service shall in each location where the transfer service is operated own or have access to a sufficient number of containers. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 469, s. 12.

13. (1) Every operator of a funeral establishment or transfer service shall own or shall be able to obtain immediately a vehicle suitable for the transfer of dead human bodies.

(2) The vehicle shall be capable of transporting bodies so they are out of public view.

(3) The vehicle shall be kept in a sanitary condition. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 469, s. 13.