December 18, 2014 Council Synopsis of Minutes

Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan
Council Meeting
Thursday, December 18, 2014
9:00 a.m. 

Synopsis of Minutes 

Present:  Phil Fredette; Chairperson, Shannon Leson, Terry Zip, Agnes Ewen, Nancy Kirk, Eleanor Shumay, Robert Volk, Larry Wilson; Superintendent Funeral & Cremation Services; Sandy Mahon; Registrar 

Regrets:  Raymond Bailey; Vice Chairperson, Gloria Malinoski         

Minutes taken by:  Kim Stewart; Administrative Assistant 

 The Registrar advised there has been one new complaint since the last meeting of Council and 106 compliance reviews have been conducted to date.  Four Prepaid Contract Compliance Reviews have also been conducted in 2014.

A motion was passed to approve the licenses renewed or reinstated by the Registrar in 2015.

Council was advised of the status of license renewals for 2015: 

  • 121 Funeral Home licenses renewed
    • 1 Funeral Home let their license lapse
  • 23 Crematorium licenses renewed
  • 2 Transfer Service licenses renewed
  • 234 Embalmer licenses renewed
    • 6 Embalmers have let their licenses lapse
  • 319 Funeral Director licenses renewed
    • 8 Funeral Directors have let their license lapse
  • 29 Salesperson licenses renewed
    • 2 Salespeople have let their license lapse
  • 2 Licensees deceased 

The Superintendent of Funeral and Cremation Services advised of his forthcoming retirement in April 2015 and stated his successor has been appointed.

A motion was passed to appoint Shannon Leson as Chairperson of the Audit/Finance Committee.

A motion was passed to appoint Lisa Bos, Licensee, to the Education & Professional Development Committee.

Council was updated on the Pandemic Planning Committee meeting which was held on November 21, 2014 to discuss Ebola protocols.  We have been in contact with the Deputy Chief Health Officer of Saskatchewan in this regard and are awaiting the finalization of their protocols.

The next meeting of Council will be held January 15, 2015.

In the interest of timely disclosure, this synopsis of Council Minutes is posted for your information only.  This is a summary only and is not to be used in place of the office version.  Official Council Minutes are not created until the transcript of the minutes is reviewed and adopted by Council at a subsequent monthly meeting.  To inquire into any matter arising from this summary, please contact the Registrar.