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Embalmers and Funeral Directors Regulations

made under Section 33 of the

Embalmers and Funeral Directors Act

R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 144

O.I.C. 83-1131 (October 4, 1983, effective October 5, 1983), N.S. Reg. 215/83

as amended up to O.I.C. 2013-105 (March 28, 2013, effective June 1, 2013), N.S. Reg. 98/2013

 

1     (1)    The Registrar shall, on behalf of the Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, administer the issuing of licences for embalmers, apprentice embalmers and funeral directors.

 

       (2)    Every application for a licence shall be in writing, in the form prescribed and shall be accompanied by such information as the Board may require.

 

2     (1)    The Board may from time to time provide, prescribe, or approve courses of instruction of such duration as it may deem necessary or expedient.

 

       (2)    Any person registered as an apprentice embalmer prior to the 1st of March 1990, may complete an apprenticeship under a licensed embalmer approved by the Board.

 

       (3)    Effective the 1st day of March 1990, a person applying for an apprentice embalmer's licence shall have completed the approved course of study in embalming and funeral services at the Kingstec Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, or be enrolled in the Funeral and Allied Health Services Program Apprenticeship Model of the approved course of study in embalming and funeral services offered by the Kingstec Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College.

Section 2 replaced: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90; amended: O.I.C. 2007-78, N.S. Reg. 51/2007.

 

3     (1)    Subject to Section 16 of the Act, where a person is a registered apprentice funeral director prior to the 1st day of March 1990, the requirements for a funeral director's licence shall be

 

                (a)    an apprenticeship under the supervision of a licensed funeral director for a period of not less than six (6) months; and

 

                (b)    achieving a passing grade of at least 75 percent of the examination set by the Board for admission to practice as a funeral director.

Clause 3(1)(b) amended: O.I.C. 2007-78, N.S. Reg. 51/2007.

 

       (2)    Effective the 1st day of March 1990, the requirements for a funeral director's licence shall be

 

                (a)    an apprenticeship under the supervision of a licensed funeral director for a period of not less than twelve (12) months; and

 

                (b)    achieving a passing grade of at least 75 percent on the examination set by the Board for admission to practice as a funeral director.

Clause 3(2)(b) amended: O.I.C. 2007-78, N.S. Reg. 51/2007.

 

       (3)    Where a person has completed the approved course in embalming and funeral services at the Kingstec Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, such person is deemed to have completed six (6) months of the apprenticeship period required in clause (a) of subsection (2).

 

       (3A) A person who has completed the Funeral and Allied Health Services Program Apprenticeship Model of the approved course in embalming and funeral services at the Kingstec Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College is deemed to have completed the apprenticeship period required in clause (a) of subsection (2).

Subsection 3(3A) added: O.I.C. 2007-78, N.S. Reg. 51/2007.

 

       (4)    Where a person has completed a course in funeral directing in another jurisdiction, upon the approval of the Board, such person is deemed to have completed six (6) months of the apprenticeship period required in clause (a) of subsection (2).

 

       (5)    An applicant who holds or held within the last 24 months a funeral director’s licence issued by another jurisdiction shall

 

                (a)    provide proof of the licence;

 

                (b)    pay the licence fee; and

 

                (c)    pass an examination set by the Board on Nova Scotia legislation relating to the performance of funeral services, the burial, cremation or other disposition of human remains and the sale of pre-arranged funeral plans

 

before being issued a funeral director's licence.

Subsection 3(5) replaced: O.I.C. 1999-264, N.S. Reg. 57/99.

 

       (6)    Where a person has previously held a Nova Scotia funeral director's licence, which has lapsed for more than twenty-four (24) months immediately preceding the date of application for a licence, such person will be deemed to have completed the twelve (12) month apprenticeship, upon achieving a passing grade of at least 75 percent on the examination set by the Board for admission to practice as a funeral director.

Subsection 3(6) amended: O.I.C. 2007-78, N.S. Reg. 51/2007.

 

       (7)    Where a person has previously held a Nova Scotia funeral director's licence which has lapsed for not more than twenty-four (24) months immediately preceding the date of application for a licence, such person shall be deemed to have completed the requirements of subsection (2) and upon payment of the appropriate licence fee, and with the approval of the Board, shall be reinstated as a licensed funeral director.

Section 3 replaced: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90.


Section 4 repealed: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90.

 

5     (1)    Subject to Section 18 of the Act, no person shall be licensed as an apprentice embalmer unless he has attained Grade XI standing or its equivalent as certified by the Department of Education of the Province of Nova Scotia.

 

       (2)    Every application for an apprentice embalmer's licence shall be in writing in the form prescribed by the Board and be accompanied by such information as the Board may require.

 

       (3)    Every person applying for an apprentice embalmer's licence shall enter into an Apprenticeship Agreement, in the form prescribed by the Board, with a licensed embalmer who has been approved by the Board.

 

       (4)    A copy of the executed Agreement shall be forwarded to the Registrar by the applicant.

 

5A  (1)    Effective the 1st day of March 1990, a person making application for an apprentice embalmer's licence shall have completed the approved course of study in embalming and funeral services at the Kingstec Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College.

 

       (2)    A person applying for admittance to the approved course of study at the Kingstec Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College shall have

 

                (a)    completed Grade XII or its equivalent as certified by the Department of Education of the Province of Nova Scotia;

 

                (b)    observed a minimum of five (5) cases in a licensed funeral home under a licensed embalmer and funeral director in the six (6) months immediately before being accepted at the Kingstec Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College; and

Clause 5A(2)(b) replaced: O.I.C. 2007-78, N.S. Reg. 51/2007.

 

                (c)    a valid driver's licence.

 

       (3)    Every application for an apprentice embalmer's licence shall be in writing in the form prescribed by the Board, and be accompanied by

 

                (a)    a certificate of successful completion of the approved course at the Kingstec Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, with a pass mark of at least 60 percent;

Clause 5A(3)(a) amended: O.I.C. 2007-78, N.S. Reg. 51/2007.

 

                (b)    an Apprenticeship Agreement, in the form prescribed by the Board, with a licensed embalmer who has been approved by the Board; and

 

                (c)    such other information as the Board may require.

 

       (3A) A person enrolled in the Funeral and Allied Health Services Program Apprenticeship Model of the approved course in embalming and funeral services at the Kingstec Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College who meets the requirements of clauses (b) and (c) of subsection (3) is eligible to apply for an apprentice embalmer’s licence.

Subsection 5A(3A) added: O.I.C. 2007-78, N.S. Reg. 51/2007.

 

       (4)    Where a person has completed a course in embalming and funeral services in another jurisdiction, upon the approval of the Board, such person is deemed to have completed the requirements of clause (a) of subsection (3).

Section 5A added: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90.

 

6     (1)    No licensed embalmer shall engage an apprentice embalmer unless he has been approved by the Board.

 

       (2)    No licensed embalmer shall have more than two apprentice embalmers apprenticed to him at any one time.

 

7     An Apprenticeship Agreement may be assigned to another licensed embalmer who has been approved by the Board, by an assignment in writing in the form prescribed by the Board, and in such case the apprentice embalmer shall forward forthwith a copy of the Assignment to the Registrar and shall pay a fee of $20.00 for the registration thereof.

Section 7 amended: O.I.C. 1999-63, N.S. Reg. 15/99.

 

8     (1)    Every licensed embalmer shall, when taking an apprentice embalmer into his employ, explain to him the provisions of the Act and of the rules and regulations made thereunder and during the apprenticeship shall instruct such apprentice embalmer in the practice, profession and obligation of an embalmer.

 

       (2)    The term of apprenticeship for an apprentice embalmer is

 

                (a)    where the apprentice is registered prior to the 1st day of March 1990, a term of not less than twenty-four (24) months; and

 

                (b)    for a person who completed the approved course or is deemed to have completed the approved course under subsection 5A(4) and who applies for a licence on or after the 1st day of March 1990, a term of not less than fourteen (14) months from the date that the licence was issued.

Clause 8(2)(b): amended: O.I.C. 2007-78, N.S. Reg. 51/2007.

 

                (c)    for a person enrolled in the Funeral and Allied Health Services Program Apprenticeship Model of the approved course in embalming and funeral services at the Kingstec Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, a term of not less than the required time to complete the apprenticeship model.

Clause 8(2)(c) added: O.I.C. 2007-78, N.S. Reg. 51/2007.

Subsection 8(2) replaced: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90.

 

       (3)    A licensed embalmer shall submit a written report, in the form prescribed by the Board, stating the amount and type of work performed by the apprentice during the preceding months for each apprentice embalmer

 

                (a)    completing an apprenticeship term pursuant to clause (a) of subsection (2), at the end of the first twelve (12) months of apprenticeship and at the end of the next ten (10) months of the apprenticeship; and

 

                (b)    completing an apprenticeship term pursuant to clause (b) of subsection (2), at the end of the first seven (7) months of apprenticeship, and at the end of the next seven (7) months of apprenticeship.

 

                (c)    completing an apprenticeship term pursuant to clause (c) of subsection (2), at the end of the first twelve (12) months of the apprenticeship and at the end of the next ten (10) months of the apprenticeship.

Clause 8(3)(c) added: O.I.C. 2007-78, N.S. Reg. 51/2007.

Subsection 8(3) replaced: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90.

 

       (4)    The report shall be submitted to the Board.

 

9     (1)    Every apprentice embalmer shall serve the term of his apprenticeship under the direct supervision of the licensed embalmer to whom he is for the time being apprenticed, but from time to time may serve under the direct supervision of some other duly qualified embalmer employed in the same establishment or place of business.


Subsection 9(2) repealed: O.I.C. 95-193, N.S. Reg. 23/95.

Subsection 9(3) repealed: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90.


Section 10 repealed: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90.

 

11   (1)    No apprentice embalmer registered prior to the 1st day of March 1990, shall be permitted to take the examination for admission to practise as an embalmer unless he shall have served a term of apprenticeship of twenty-four (24) months, and taken and completed any course, or courses, prescribed by the Board.

Subsection 11(1) amended: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90.

 

       (2)    The qualifying examination shall consist of two parts:

 

                (a)    the written examination; and

 

                (b)    the clinical examination.

 

       (3)    The written examination shall be composed of questions from the following subjects:

 

                (a)    Elementary Anatomy:

The candidate is expected to know the structure of the human body, the principal organs, functions and locations, and the different circulatory systems and muscles;

 

                (b)    Embalming:

The candidate is expected to have a thorough knowledge of this subject;

 

                (c)    Sanitation and Public Health:

The candidate will be required to have a thorough knowledge of the general disinfection procedures and of the equipment used in the preparation of bodies for burial, also a knowledge of the Act, the Health [Protection] Act, the rules and regulations regarding the transportation, interment and disinterment of dead human bodies, the operation of receiving vaults and crematoria and the acceptable procedures for the conduct of funerals;

 

                (d)    Pathology:

The candidate will be required to have a knowledge of the most common communicable diseases, and the special treatment that must be given bodies of those who have died of such diseases; and

 

                (e)    Public Relations and Funeral Procedures.

 

       (4)    The clinical examination shall consist of the performance of embalming procedures in the presence of an examiner.

 

       (5)    The pass mark for each of the written and clinical examination shall be 75 percent.

Subsection 11(5) amended: O.I.C. 2007-78, N.S. Reg. 51/2007.

 

       (6)    A person who fails to pass his examination shall write a supplemental examination within sixty (60) days of the first examination.

Subsection 11(6) added: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90.

 

       (7)    A person who fails to pass the supplemental examination will be required to complete the previous period of apprenticeship before rewriting the examination.

Subsection 11(7) added: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90.

 

       (8)    A person who fails an examination pursuant to subsection (7) must wait at least one (1) year and then repeat the entire period of apprenticeship before being permitted to rewrite the examination.

Subsection 11(8) added: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90.

 

12   After one year of apprenticeship, each apprentice embalmer registered prior to the 1st day of March 1990, shall write an examination set by the Board which shall include questions from the five subjects set forth in subsection (3) of Section 11.

Section 12 amended: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90.

 

12A  (1)  An apprentice embalmer licensed on or after the 1st day of March 1990 who completes the term of apprenticeship required by clause 8(2)(b) is permitted to take the examination for admission to practice as an embalmer.

Subsection 12A(1) replaced: O.I.C. 2007-78, N.S. Reg. 51/2007.

 

         (1A)An apprentice licensed embalmer who completes the Funeral and Allied Health Services Program Apprenticeship Model of the approved course in embalming and funeral services at the Kingstec Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College with a pass mark of at least 60 percent and completes the term of apprenticeship required by clause 8(2)(c) is permitted to take the examination for admission to practice as an embalmer.

Subsection 12A(1A) added: O.I.C. 2007-78, N.S. Reg. 51/2007.

 

         (2)  The qualifying examination shall consist of a written examination set by the Board and a clinical examination in the performance of embalming procedures in the presence of an examiner.

Subsection 12A(2) replaced: O.I.C. 95-193, N.S. Reg. 23/95.

 

         (3)  The pass mark for the written and clinical examinations is 75%.

Subsection 12A(3) replaced: O.I.C. 95-193, N.S. Reg. 23/95.

 

         (4)  A person who fails the clinical examination shall complete a supplemental clinical examination within sixty (60) days of the first examination.

 

         (5)  A person who fails the supplemental examination will be required to complete a further six (6) months of apprenticeship before completing another clinical examination.

Section 12A added: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90.

 

12B  (1)  An applicant who holds an embalmer's licence issued by another jurisdiction within the previous 24 months shall

 

                (a)    provide proof of the embalmer’s licence; and

 

                (b)    pay the prescribed licence fee

 

before being issued an embalmer's licence.

Subsection 12B(1) replaced: O.I.C. 1999-264, N.S. Reg. 57/99.

 

         (2)  Effective the 1st day of March 1990, where a person has previously held a Nova Scotia embalmer's licence, which has lapsed for more than twenty-four (24) months immediately preceding the date of application for a licence, such person shall pass the clinical examination for admission to practise as an embalmer as set by the Board.

 

         (3)  Effective the 1st day of March 1990, where a person has previously held a Nova Scotia Embalmer's licence, which has lapsed for not more than twenty-four (24) months immediately preceding the date of application for a licence, such person shall, upon payment of the appropriate licence fee and with the approval of the Board, be reinstated as a licensed embalmer.

Section 12B added: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90.

 

13   (1)    Every person applying to the Board to be examined must advise the Board at least one (1) month before the date set for the examination and shall pay the fee of

 

                (a)    for a written examination                                           $40.00;

 

                (b)    for a clinical examination                                           $100.00;

 

                (c)    for a supplemental examination                                 $100.00;

 

                (d)    funeral director's practical examination                     $100.00

Clause 13(1)(a) & (b) amended: O.I.C. 1999-63, N.S. Reg. 15/99.

Clause 13(1)(c) added: O.I.C. 1999-63, N.S. Reg. 15/99.

Clause 13(1)(d) added: O.I.C. 1999-264, N.S. Reg. 57/99.

Subsection 13(1) amended, subsections 13(2), (3) & (4) repealed: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90.

 

14   The annual fee for an apprentice embalmer's licence shall be $75.00.

Section 14 amended: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90; O.I.C. 1999-63, N.S. Reg. 15/99.

 

15   The annual fee for an embalmer's licence shall be $100.00.

Section 15 amended: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90; O.I.C. 1999-63, N.S. Reg. 15/99.

 

16   The annual fee for a funeral director's licence shall be $100.00.

Section 16 amended: O.I.C. 90-258, N.S. Reg. 90/90; O.I.C. 1999-63, N.S. Reg. 15/99.

 

16A  (1)  An embalmer or funeral director shall apply for a licence renewal in the form approved by the Board and shall pay the prescribed annual fee.

 

         (2)  Every 5 years a funeral director shall submit with the licence renewal application proof of completion within the previous 5 years of 6 hours of continuing education relevant to the practice of funeral directing provided by or approved by the Board and signed or stamped by the program sponsor.

 

         (3)  Every 5 years an embalmer shall submit with the licence renewal application proof of completion within the previous 5 years of 6 hours of continuing education relevant to the practice of embalming provided by or approved by the Board and signed or stamped by the program sponsor.

 

         (4)  An applicant for the reinstatement of a licence that has lapsed for less than one year shall submit with the application for reinstatement proof of completion of 6 hours of relevant continuing education within the previous 24 months.

 

         (5)  A funeral director or embalmer who is 65 years of age or older and has held a licence under the Act for a minimum of 10 years is exempt from the requirements of subsections (2) to (4).

Section 16A added: O.I.C. 1999-63, N.S. Reg. 15/99.

 

16B  (1)  Despite subsections 16A(2), (3) or (4), an applicant for renewal of a licence who has not complied with those subsections may submit to the Board the renewal application and the renewal fee along with a request for waiver on the basis of extreme hardship.

 

         (2)  If the Board finds that extreme hardship has been demonstrated, it shall waive compliance with subsections 16A(2), (3) or (4) for the applicable renewal period.

 

         (3)  Extreme hardship shall be determined on an individual basis by the Board and be defined as an inability to devote sufficient hours to fulfilling the continuing education requirements of subsections 16A(2), (3) and (4) because of

 

                (a)    an incapacitating illness, documented by a currently licensed physician;

 

                (b)    a physical inability to travel to the sites of approved programs, documented by a currently licensed physician; or

 

                (c)    other similar extenuating circumstances (for example, family illness or prolonged hospitalization).

Section 16B added: O.I.C. 1999-63, N.S. Reg. 15/99.

 

16C  The Board shall establish an Education Committee consisting of 3 licensed funeral directors and 2 licensed embalmers that shall

 

                (a)    establish program guidelines for continuing education programs and courses of instruction;

 

                (b)    approve continuing education programs and courses of instruction;

 

                (c)    establish guidelines for activities other than attendance at continuing education programs and courses of instruction for which continuing education credit may be earned, such as teaching, conducting research, and writing articles for trade publications.

Section 16C added: O.I.C. 1999-63, N.S. Reg. 15/99.

 

17     (1)  No person shall operate an establishment or a branch of an establishment as a funeral home unless that establishment or branch is licensed as a funeral home.

 

         (2)  An application for a funeral home licence shall be in writing, in the form prescribed by the Registrar, and shall be accompanied by such information as the Registrar may require.

 

         (3)  The application for a funeral home licence shall include the name of the licensed funeral director who is the manager of the funeral home and the names of all other persons who are employed at the funeral home as embalmers, funeral directors and apprentice embalmers.

 

         (4)  The annual fee for a funeral home licence shall be $129.45.

Subsection 17(4) amended: O.I.C. 2013-105, N.S. Reg. 98/2013.

 

17A  For the purpose of clause 2(e) of the Act, “funeral merchandise or services” means

 

                (a)    the services offered or performed by a funeral director or embalmer incidental to the arrangements, care and preparation of human remains for burial, or other disposition;

 

                (b)    the merchandise, articles or supplies used, offered for sale or sold directly to the public by the funeral director, in conjunction with services related to burial or other disposition;

 

                (c)    the services offered or performed by a funeral director or embalmer incidental to the arrangements, care and preparation of human remains for cremation; or

 

                (d)    the merchandise, articles or supplies used, offered for sale or sold directly to the public by the funeral director, in conjunction with services related to cremation,

 

and “cremation services” means the services or goods referred to in clauses (c) and (d).

Section 17A added: O.I.C. 1999-560, N.S. Reg. 124/99.

 

18     (1)    No building, other than a residence, monument display room, or a flower shop shall be attached to a funeral home.

 

         (2)    Every funeral home shall have the following minimum facilities and equipment:

 

                  (a)   an office;

 

                  (b)  access, within a reasonable distance, to a preparation room;

 

                  (c)   a casket display room;

 

                  (d)  a reposing room;

 

                  (e)   a public washroom;

 

                  (f)   access to a funeral coach;

 

                  (g)  access to a lowering device;

 

                  (h)  access to a grass mat; and

 

                  (i)   access to a removal cot.

 

         (3)    A casket display room shall

 

                  (a)   be used only for the purpose of displaying caskets and other funeral merchandise;

 

                  (b)  have on display a minimum of 6 adult caskets of different grades and prices, including its lowest priced model; and

 

                  (c)   have children's caskets available.

 

         (4)    A preparation room shall be used exclusively for keeping, embalming and preparation for burial or transportation of dead human bodies and the room shall be equipped with

 

                  (a)   sanitary drainage or facilities for disposal of fluids;

 

                  (b)  ventilation and lighting;

 

                  (c)   essential instruments and supplies;

 

                  (d)  floors and walls constructed or covered by impervious materials;

 

                  (e)   washable-type painted surface, where painting is required; and

 

                  (f)   hand washing facilities.

 

         (5)    A reposing room shall

 

                  (a)   provide space for display of flowers;

 

                  (b)  have an appropriate stand for a casket;

 

                  (c)   have a visitation book with a stand; and

 

                  (d)  be equipped with seating accommodations.

 

         (6)    Public washrooms shall have approved

 

                  (a)   hand washing facilities, including hot and cold running water, individual hand towels, and soap;

 

                  (b)  receptacle for used hand towels;

 

                  (c)   floors and walls constructed or covered by impervious materials;

 

                  (d)  washable-type painted surface, where painting is required;

 

                  (e)   toilets; and

 

                  (f)   ventilation and lighting.

 

         (7)    Every funeral home shall be kept clean and sanitary.

 

         (8)    Every funeral home shall have a conveyance used for transporting the dead human body which shall be very clean, and adequate for the purposes for which it is required, and such conveyance shall be of a modest colour and no advertising whatsoever shall be displayed thereon other than the name of the person or corporation transporting the dead human body.

 

         (9)    The wording on exterior signs pertaining to the operation of funeral homes shall be limited to the name of the operator, type of business and address.

 

         (10)  Clause (c) of subsection (2) shall not come into effect until September 1, 1985.

 

         (11)  Subsections (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (8) and (10) of this Section do not apply to those funeral homes which offer cremation services only.

Subsection 18(11) added: O.I.C. 84-1172, N.S. Reg. 253/84.

 

18A  (1)    For the purpose of these regulations, a rental casket is a specially designed device that has the outward appearance of a casket and is used to conceal a casket insert containing human remains for the purposes of viewing and/or a funeral or other ceremony.

 

         (2)    A contract for funeral arrangements that include the use of a rental casket must disclose that such a casket is part of the goods being supplied in the funeral arrangements.

Section 18A added: O.I.C. 1999-63, N.S. Reg. 15/99.

 

19     The Registrar, or a person authorized by him for the purpose, may enter a funeral home and inspect the premises for the purposes of issuing or renewing a funeral home licence.

 

20   For the purpose of the Act and regulations "professional misconduct" means

 

                (a)    personal or professional conduct of a licensed embalmer, apprentice embalmer or funeral director which does not lend dignity to the profession and inspire confidence on the part of the public in the members of the profession;

 

                (b)    the conduct of the business of a funeral director in such manner, economically and professionally, as not to reflect credit on the profession and to inspire confidence on the part of the funeral-purchasing public;

 

                (c)    the payment, award or promise of any payment or award by any funeral director or licensed embalmer or any agent or representative thereof to any person for the purpose of procuring patronage for the funeral director, licensed embalmer or funeral home;

 

                (d)    non-compliance with the requirements of the Health [Protection] Act and the Vital Statistics Act.

 

21   No funeral home, funeral director, embalmer or apprentice embalmer shall

 

                (a)    include inaccurate or deceptive claims or statements, either direct or implied with respect to price or availability of funeral merchandise or service in any advertisement;

 

                (b)    advertise in a format which has the appearance of a public service advertisement with the effect of concealing its commercial intent;

 

                (c)    include deceptive price claims, unrealistic price comparisons or exaggerated claims as to worth or value in any advertisement;

 

                (d)    discredit or attack unfairly other funeral merchandise, services or exaggerate the importance of competitive services in any advertisement;

 

                (e)    advertise in such a manner as to exploit human misery or to play upon fears which would encourage the consumer to purchase funeral merchandise or services;

 

                (f)    advertise in a tasteless manner or in a manner which does not reflect credit, or lend dignity to the funeral profession; or

 

                (g)    make reference to price in an advertisement unless the advertisement includes a detailed description of the funeral merchandise and services.


“Kingstec Community College” replaced by “the Kingstec Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College”: O.I.C. 2007-78, N.S. Reg. 51/2007.