Parts of the Illinois Cemetery Oversight Act take effect today. To sum up The Cemetery Oversight Board comes into existence today. This is part the Legislation that the Illinois Governor Quinn signed into law before the election in February.
The cemetery Oversight Task Force was set up in response to the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal of July 2009. The center of the legislation is to move cemetery regulation into the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, and the Cemetery Oversight Board.
This new board is an integral part of a wider, more comprehensive regulatory framework enacted to protect families in their dealings with cemeteries, funeral directors, and embalmers,” IDFPR Secretary Brent E. Adams said.
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