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MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING
OKLAHOMA FUNERAL BOARD
4545 N. Lincoln Blvd, Suite 175
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
July 12, 2012
|Richard Dugger||Mark Riley|
|Cindy Longanacre||Chris Ferguson|
|Jim Parks||Grant Moak, AAG|
MEETING PLACE: Oklahoma State Capitol
2300 North Lincoln Blvd. Room 412C
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
President Phenix called the meeting to order. Board members Dugger, Longanacre, Parks, Phenix, Pickard, Temple and Walding were present.
Motion by Dugger second by Walding to approve the minutes of the June 14, 2012 Board Meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Parks second by Pickard to grant a continuance concerning Complaint 12-23, Board v. Green Hill Funeral Home, Inc., Sapulpa, a licensed Funeral Service Establishment, and Tom Dugan, the Funeral Director In Charge for alleged Violations of 59 O.S. §§ 396.6(A), 396.12(A)(B), 396.12c (8), (17); OAC 235:10-7-2(17);10-15-3 (1),(2),(4) until the September 13, 2012 Board meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Dugger second by Longanacre to accept a consent orders concerning Complaint 12-18, Board v. Brown’s Funeral Parlor, Wellston, a licensed Funeral Service Establishment, and Jennifer Bailey, the Funeral Director in Charge for violations of 59 O.S. § 396.12c (8),(14); OAC 235: 10-3-2 (4),(6)(B), 10-7-2 (3)(A),.the consent order of $750.00 was accepted. Agreed violations are as follows: not having a current copy of the Funeral Board Rules, not having five adults casket on inventory, and not having a General Price List available to the public. Mr. Parks and Mr. Walding recusing themselves from the discussion and vote.
Motion by Dugger second by Temple to approve the following: Apprenticeship (original) Markeus Moore, Muskogee, Keith D. Biglow FD, Inc., Muskogee. The motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Longanacre second by Temple to approve the following: Apprenticeship Carolyn Shaw, Tulsa, Bill Eisenhour, Oklahoma City. The motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Dugger second by Longanacre to approve the following: Apprenticeship (1st extension) Eric Kroier, Norman, Primrose F.S. (UCO) and Funeral Director/Embalmer (original) Rachel Armstead, Dallas, TX. The motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Parks second by Dugger to approve the following: Establishments
Arnold Moore FH, Bartlesville, Jody Greene, FDIC request to close establishment; Dewey Funeral Home, Dewey, Jody Greene, FDIC request to close establishment; Neekamp-Luginbuel FH & Cremation Service, Bartlesville; change name from Neekamp-Luginbuel FH & Cremation Service to Arnold Moore & Neekamp Funeral Home and Cremation Services; Lawton Ritter Gray FH, Lawton, Kris Gray, FDIC request to close establishment; Gray FH, Grandfield, Linda Newsom, FDIC request to close establishment; Lawton Ritter Gray FH, Lawton, new establishment, Carriage Team Kansas, LLC, owner. Kris Gray requesting to serve as FDIC of multiple establishments (Lawton crematory); Gray FH, Grandfield, new establishment, Carriage Team Kansas, LLC, owner. Linda Newsom requesting to serve as FDIC; Hart Funeral Home, Westville, Marty Cox, Funeral Director in Charge requests establishment be closed; Roberts Funeral Home, Westville, David Roberts, FDIC requests change of name from Roberts Funeral Home to Roberts & Hart Funeral Home; and Stittsworth Funeral Service, Medford, Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service and Cremation Directors, Inc., Owner, William Stittsworth requesting to serve as Funeral Director in Charge of Multiple Locations (Enid). The motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Dugger second by Longanacre to approve the following: Crematory
Southwest Cremation Service, Kris Gray, FDIC request to close crematory; and Southwest Cremation Service, new crematory, Carriage Team Kansas, LLC, owner, Kris Gray requesting to serve as FDIC of multiple establishments. (Lawton Funeral Home). The motion passed unanimously.
Motion by parks second by Longanacre to send complaint 12-34 regarding a delayed death certificate to probable cause. The motion passed unanimously.
No OFDA report was presented.
Grant Moak, AAG reported that he is still familiarizing himself with the agency.
Regarding a discussion of naming a committee of funeral directors and embalmers to study the needs of Oklahoma Funeral Service and report back at a future date, Dugger wanted to keep the travel cost at a minimum. Phenix stated that he want to direct the committee to focus in on the Board’s finances and how to improve them. Parks stated that you might include Board members and funeral directors from rural Oklahoma. No votes were taken on this issue.
After a discussion on Board representation at meetings and/or discussions, Phenix directed the staff to form a policy and the Board will adopt at the August Board meeting. No votes were taken on this issue.
Under new business, Jim Parks spoke about the transcript of the April 2012 meeting and he would like the text uploaded to the Board’s web page. This transcript details an open meeting regarding the Funeral Board purposed Rules and he felt it was important that everyone be able to read for themselves what the exact dialog was. After the discussion regarding the transcript of the April 12, 2012 Rules hearing, a motion by Parks second by Dugger to incorporate into the April 12, 2012 official minutes. The motion passed unanimously.
Agency Deputy Director Chris Ferguson reported that two burial associations that have been late for reporting this year. Also he has been asked to help with the intern legislative study regarding the Medical Examiner’s facility.
Agency Executive Directors Mark Riley reported the Board’s monthly finances. He reported that during the month of June, there was an $18,660.59 deficit created by receiving only $5,314.62 in revenue with $23,975.21in expenses. For the year, the deficit currently stands at $7,446.26.
Motion by Walding second by Parks to adjournment the meeting at 11:02 a.m. The motion passed unanimously.