All licensed funeral establishments, including cremation service providers, must adhere to the Federal Funeral Rule as well as California regulations. This legislation protects families who are making arrangements and purchasing funeral and cremation services. State and local governments also provide their own regulatory requirements.
Links to California Regulations
- California Cremation Regulatory Requirements
- General Best Cremation Price List
- Consumer Education Brochure
- Ordering California Death Certificates
What is the Federal Funeral Rule?
The Funeral Rule, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), makes it possible for you to choose only those goods and services you want or need and to pay only for those you select, whether you are making arrangements when a death occurs or in advance. The Rule allows you to compare prices among funeral homes, and makes it possible for you to select the funeral arrangements you want at the home you use. (The Rule does not apply to third-party sellers, such as casket and monument dealers, or to cemeteries that lack an on-site funeral home.) Source: Federal Trade Commission.