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Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C.
630-472-9700

Illinois Funeral Director's License Defense Attorney

Cook County Embalmer License Defense Lawyer

Law Firm Defending Funeral Directors and Embalmers Against License Suspension or Revocation

While death is a part of life, it is a difficult prospect for many people to deal with, and funeral directors and morticians provide an essential service to families after the death of a loved one. Their work requires compassion and sensitivity, as well as an understanding of the health regulations and practices surrounding the transportation, embalming, and burial of dead bodies. After putting in years of training and preparation to receive a funeral director's license, facing disciplinary action that may threaten that license can be an upsetting prospect.

At Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C., we understand how hard you have worked to build your career as a funeral director, and we know how the possibility of losing your license can affect your ability to provide for your family. Our knowledgeable attorneys can represent you in a disciplinary hearing and help you minimize the consequences of any disciplinary action on your career.

Grounds for Discipline By the IDFPR

The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) governs licensing for morticians, based on the statutes of the Funeral Directors and Embalmers Licensing Code. This law lists a number of possible grounds for discipline, including:

  • Violating health laws - Funeral directors must follow the rules and regulations established by the Illinois Department of Public Health relating to the burial or disposition of dead bodies.
  • Incompetence - Funeral directors can face disciplinary action for negligence or untrustworthiness when practicing funeral directing or embalming.
  • False statements - This can include taking advantage of clients, perpetrating fraud, making false claims about the legal requirements for embalming or disposing of human remains, making a false statement on a Certificate of Death, or filing a false statement to collect fees for services which were not actually rendered.
  • Unprofessional conduct - This includes any unethical acts with the intent of deceiving, defrauding, or harming the public.
  • Improper handling of remains - Morticians cannot embalm or take possession of a dead body without obtaining permission from the person responsible for making arrangements for the deceased.
  • Discrimination - Funeral directors can face disciplinary action if they treat someone differently to their detriment because of their race, national origin, gender, or religion.
  • Drug or alcohol abuse - Morticians may be disciplined for habitual, excessive use of alcohol or drugs which impairs their ability to practice their profession with reasonable safety, skill, and judgment.
  • Physical or mental Illness or disability - This includes any health issues which result in a funeral director being unable to practice their profession with reasonable safety, skill, and judgment.

Contact a Lombard Funeral Director's License Defense Lawyer

If you are under investigation by the IDFPR for any reason, our knowledgeable, experienced attorneys will investigate your case and work with you to determine your best options for defense. We will provide you with the representation you need to achieve the best outcome in a disciplinary hearing, ensuring that you will be able to continue earning a living in your chosen career. Contact our DuPage County mortician's license defense attorneys today at 630-472-9700 to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in Downers Grove, Willowbrook, Hinsdale, Westmont, Western Springs, and surrounding areas.

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