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Substitute Senate Bill No. 1202

Special Act No. 11-17

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS A FUNERAL SERVICE BUSINESS TO OPERATE A SATELLITE OFFICE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective July 1, 2011) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 20-222 of the general statutes, the Department of Public Health shall establish a pilot program that allows one funeral service business that has been issued an inspection certificate to operate a single satellite office for the sole purpose of meeting with clients to make arrangements for cremation services. No other funeral service business activities may be conducted at such a satellite office. The person, firm, partnership or corporation seeking to add such satellite office shall provide thirty days' advance written notice to the Department of Public Health on a form prescribed by the department. The authorized satellite office shall be open at all times for inspection by the department. The department may inspect the satellite office whenever the department deems it advisable. All records pertaining to arrangements made at the satellite office shall be maintained at the address of record of the funeral service business as identified on the certificate of inspection. Failure to comply with the provisions of this section may constitute grounds for disciplinary action under section 20-227 of the general statutes. The pilot program shall terminate on July 1, 2012.

Sec. 2. Section 73 of public act 11-242 is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2011)

Approved July 13, 2011