February 19, 2015 Council Synopsis of Minutes

Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan
Council Meeting
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Council Office
9:00 a.m.

Synopsis of Minutes


Present:  Phil Fredette; Chairperson, Eleanor Shumay, Shannon Leson, Agnes Ewen, Nancy Kirk, Gloria Malinoski, Sandy Mahon; Registrar

By Teleconference:  Terry Zip, Bob Volk

Regrets: Raymond Bailey, Larry Wilson; Superintendent of Funeral & Cremation Services

Guest:  Jeff Weafer; Chairperson of the Education and Professional Development Committee

Minutes Taken By:  Kim Stewart; Administrative Assistant

Council was advised one complaint has been received since the last meeting but has been successfully resolved between the parties.  In addition, several other complaints have been successfully resolved since the last meeting.

Eight compliance reviews have been conducted to date as well as three trust-by-trust compliance reviews.

A motion was passed to appoint Jeff Ofstie to the Investigation Panel.

A motion was passed to appoint the following members to consider complaint number 2014-12:

  • Don Sheppard; Chairperson & Licensee;
  • Gerry Mitchell, Licensee; and
  • Art Hunter, Consumer

 A motion was passed to accept the November 2014 Revenue & Expense Reports as presented.

 Correspondence from a licensee in relation to continuing education was discussed at length.  As a result of this discussion the Registrar will respond to the licensee.

Council was advised that the US Center for Disease Control has released revised Ebola Protocol which will be shared with licensees in due course.

 A motion was passed to address the matter of sick leave for council staff.

The next meeting of Council will be held on March 26, 2015.

Meeting adjourned at 11:08 a.m.

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.