Know your obligations

As a BC-licensed funeral provider, funeral director, embalmer or apprentice, you need to understand the laws that apply to your sector and maintain your good standing with our office. This is a general overview of our expectations and the laws we oversee. It is your responsibility to review the laws in detail, become aware of the municipal bylaws, and get independent legal advice, if necessary.

As part of our inspection or investigative process, we may impose an administrative monetary penalty (financial penalty) for certain violations of the laws we oversee. Every contravention has a base penalty amount, based in part on the seriousness of the infraction.

Read the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act.
Read the Cremation, Interment and Funeral Services Act.
Read the Cremation, Interment and Funeral Services Regulation.
Read the Consumer Contract Regulation.
Understand our policies about administrative penalties.