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Glossary of Terms

Act means The Saskatchewan Funeral and Cremation Services Act .

Assurance Fund means the Prepaid Funeral Services Assurance Fund continued pursuant to subsection 84(1) of The Funeral and Cremation Services Act. .

Authorized Decision-Maker means the person mentioned in section 91 of The Funeral and Cremation Services Act.

Buyer means a person who enters into one of the following contracts with an owner:

(i) a prepaid contract;

(ii) a contract for funeral services or cremation services that is not prepaid.

Bylaws means the valid bylaws of the council.

Contract Beneficiary means the individual:

(i) who is named in a prepaid contract; and

(ii) on whose death funeral services or cremation services or both are to be
provided pursuant to that prepaid contract.

Council means the Funeral and Cremation Services Council established pursuant to section 23 of The Funeral and Cremation Services Act.

Cremated human remains means human bone fragments that remain after cremation.

Cremation means the technical process of using heat to reduce human remains to bone fragments.

Cremation services means all services related to cremation that are provided by an owner and includes the supply of goods incidental to those services, but does not include the sale of interment rights in lots, tombs, niches, crypts, compartments or vaults.

Crematorium means a building or part of a building fitted with equipment for the purpose of cremation and includes everything incidental or ancillary to the building or part of a building.

Crematorium technician means a person who performs cremations.

Embalmer means an individual who engages in embalming.

Embalming means the preservation of human remains, in whole or in part, by the external or internal application of chemicals, fluids or gases that are intended for that purpose and includes any surgical procedures to initiate or complete the process of preserving human remains.

Financial institution means a bank, a credit union that is incorporated, continued or registered pursuant to The Credit Union Act or a trust corporation or loan corporation that is licensed pursuant to The Trust and Loan Corporations Act.

Form means a form in the schedule of forms which are part of these bylaws.

Funeral director means an individual who for a fee or other remuneration provides or directs the provision of funeral services.

Funeral home means a facility at which funeral services are provided.

Funeral services means the co-ordination of rites and ceremonies with respect to human remains, the care and preparation of human remains for interment or cremation and the supply of goods and services incidental to the co-ordination, care and preparation, but does not include the sale of interment rights in lots, tombs, niches, crypts, compartments or vaults.

Human remains means a dead human body, but does not include cremated human remains.

Intern means a person who has graduated from an approved school or institution, and who has applied to and has been accepted by the registrar as an intern. An intern shall be employed at a Saskatchewan licensed funeral home under the supervision of a preceptor employed by the same owner.

Internship Program is a mentorship program for an intern’s development leading to the issuance of an embalmer and/or funeral director practicing license.

Licensee means a person to whom a licence has been issued pursuant to The Funeral and Cremation Services Act.

Member means a member of the council.

Memorial Society means a body corporate that is incorporated, continued or registered pursuant to The Non-profit Corporations Act, 1995 or The Co-operatives Act, 1996 for the purpose of co-ordinating the acquisition of funeral services, cremation services and transfer services by its members and that is designated in the regulations.

Mentor means an experienced individual licensed by Council as a funeral director and embalmer who through couching, counseling and teaching, fosters the personal and professional growth of an assigned intern and in conjunction with the preceptor, develop a positive workplace relationship, attain the required competencies and achieve all program goals. The mentor’s recommendation is required before the intern may apply to complete the licensing examination.

Minister means the member of the Executive Council to whom for the time being the administration of The Funeral and Cremation Services Act is assigned.

Owner means the owner of a funeral home, crematorium or transfer service and includes any other person or class of persons that may be prescribed in the regulations.

Preceptor means a licensed Saskatchewan embalmer and/or funeral director acting in a supervisory capacity with an Intern.

Prepaid contract means a contract, other than a contract of insurance issued by an insurer licensed pursuant to The Saskatchewan Insurance Act , under which, in consideration of full or partial payment made in advance, an owner undertakes to provide future funeral services or cremation services or both with respect to a contract beneficiary who is alive at the time the contract is made and includes:

(i) a prepaid deposit contract, where the final price of the goods and services set out in the contract is not guaranteed in the contract and funds are left in trust with the owner to be used towards the eventual costs of funeral services or cremation services for the contract beneficiary; and

(ii) a prepaid guarantee contract, where the final price of the goods and servicesset out in the contract is guaranteed in the contract and funds are left in trust with the owner to be used to provide funeral services or cremation services set out in the contract for the contract beneficiary.

Register means the register kept by the Council under the provisions of The Funeral and Cremation Services Act.

Registrar means the registrar appointed pursuant to subsection 29(1) of The Funeral and Cremation Services Act.

Regulations means The Saskatchewan Funeral and Cremation Services Regulations.

Salesperson means an individual employed, appointed or authorized by an owner to sell prepaid contracts on the owner’s behalf.

Student means any person who is duly registered in a full-time or part-time capacity at a school or institution whose funeral service education program/curriculum has been evaluated and approved by Council and who has applied to and been accepted by the registrar as having student status in Saskatchewan.

Superintendent means the Superintendent of Funeral and Cremation Services appointed pursuant to section 110 and includes any Deputy Superintendent of Funeral and Cremation Services appointed pursuant to that section.

Supervisor means a licensed Saskatchewan embalmer and/or funeral director acting in a supervisory capacity.

Transfer service means a service respecting transporting human remains and completing any necessary documentation respecting the disposition of human remains, but does not include services provided pursuant to The Ambulance Act.