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September 14, 2017 Council Synopsis of Minutes

Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan
Council Meeting
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Council Office
9:00 a.m. 

Synopsis of Minutes 

Present: Shannon Leson, Chairperson; Nancy Kirk; Robert Volk; Jeff Weafer; Lyle Burkell; Agnes Ewen; Eleanor Shumay; Chrystal Armstrong; Denny Huyghebaert, Deputy Superintendent of Funeral & Cremation Services; Sandy Mahon, Registrar

Regrets: Gloria Malinoski, Vice-Chairperson

Minutes taken by: Tanya Chernick-Aldridge 

Council was advised five complaints have been received since the last meeting of Council.  A total of four complaints have been successfully concluded and preliminary evaluations are under way on the remaining files.  Fifty-three compliance reviews have been completed to date.

A motion was passed to appoint the following members to consider complaint 2017-04: Don Sheppard, Chairperson & Licensee; Gerry Mitchell, Licensee; Art Hunter, Consumer.

Council was advised a Salesperson Workshop was held August 23, 2017 with six attendees.

Regional Forums will be held in Prince Albert on September 20th, 2017 and Yorkton on September 21st, 2017.

A teleconference was convened on behalf of eHealth on August 16th, 2017 to discuss information requirements on the Statement of Death form.  Nine participants who had identified issues surrounding the Information requirements participated in the discussions with eHealth.

A motion was passed to approve the May & June 2017 Revenue & Expense Reports as presented.

A motion was passed for the Education and Professional Development Committee to bring the Council roles of Mentors and Preceptors in line with the Canadian College of Funeral Service education program.

A motion was passed to approve the application of Gene Gary George to reinstate his Embalmer/Funeral Director licenses upon successful completion of the Jurisprudence Licensing Examination for a Funeral Director and/or Embalmer and the practical embalming exam administered by a Mentor.

A motion was passed to grant Hiero Andro Polinag an embalmer license upon successful completion of the Jurisprudence Licensing Examination for a Funeral Director and/or Embalmer and the practical embalming exam administered by a Mentor.

The proposed 2018 Council Meeting dates are:

  • January 25, 2018
  • February 22, 2018
  • March 29, 2018
  • April 26, 2018
  • May 24, 2018
  • June 28, 2018
  • September 13, 2018
  • October 11, 2018
  • November 29, 2018
  • December 13, 2018

The next meeting of Council will be held on October 12th, 2017.

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.