36-19-1. Definitions.

Terms used in this chapter mean:

(1)    "Board," the State Board of Funeral Service;

(2)    "Branch chapel," a separate facility with a visitation room or chapel, in which no embalming is permitted, and which is owned by, a subsidiary of, or otherwise financially connected to or controlled by a licensed funeral establishment;

(3)    "Funeral director," any person engaged in or holding out as being engaged in:

(a)    Conducting funeral services and burials of casketed remains;

(b)    Disinfecting and preserving dead human bodies; or

(c)    Cremating human remains;

(4)    "Funeral establishment," a business, at a physical location, devoted to caring for and preparing dead human bodies for burial or transportation;

(5)    "Trainee," any person who has registered with the board and is engaged in training to provide funeral services.

Source: SDC 1939, § 27.1401; SL 1939, ch 102, § 1; SL 1963, ch 154, § 1; SL 1994, ch 351, § 79; SL 2010, ch 193, § 1; SL 2023, ch 137, § 1.