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Consumer Protection BC has issued a compliance order against a funeral director/embalmer for: 

  • Failing to complete the required education/training, contrary to section 38(1)(a)(b) of the Cremation Interment and Funeral Services Regulation, which requires funeral directors and embalmers to complete the following training every two years once licensed:
    • (a) 6 hours of training in a program of funeral services that is approved by the director, if licensed as a funeral director, and
    • (b) 6 hours of training in a program of embalming that is approved by the director, if licensed as an embalmer.

The licensed funeral director and embalmer subject to enforcement action is: 

Vincent Fischer

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The individual has been ordered to complete the education and training requirements for the previous two-year period. The order also requires the individual to reimburse Consumer Protection BC for partial costs for the inspections in the amount of $150 within 30 days. 

By law, the individual has 30 days to request a reconsideration of the decision. 

All money received from administrative penalties is deposited into the Consumer Advancement Fund (as required by section 169 of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act)

About Consumer Protection BC

Consumer Protection BC is a not-for-profit regulator responsible for overseeing certain industries and specific consumer transactions in the province. Their mandate is to license and inspect their regulated businesses, respond to consumer inquiries, investigate alleged violations of consumer protection laws, and classify all general release motion pictures. 

For more information about Consumer Protection BC, to read their recent enforcement actions, and to learn about  their inspection and complaint-handling processes, please visit their website at  www.consumerprotectionbc.ca. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube or read their blog for valuable consumer tips and resources.