36-19-12. State Board of Funeral Service--Powers.

The board may:

(1)    Issue and renew licenses, as provided in this chapter;

(2)    Issue subpoenas, examine witnesses, administer oaths, conduct hearings and, at its discretion, investigate allegations of violations of this chapter, and impose penalties for such violations;

(3)    Enter into contracts and employ necessary personnel to carry out its responsibilities under this chapter;

(4)    Communicate disciplinary actions to state and federal authorities and to other state funeral director licensing authorities; and

(5)    Perform other duties as necessary to administer this chapter.

Source: SDC 1939, § 27.1406; SL 1963, ch 154, § 2; SL 2023, ch 137, § 7.