Funeral directing terms

  1. A dead human body
  2. False teeth
  3. The request, usually made by surving family member, for a funeral home to carry ou the wishes of the next of kin regarding funeral service and disposition.
    First call
  4. Automobile generallu used for transportating th uncasketed dead human body from the place of death or mortuary.
    First call car (transfer vehicle)
  5. A professional thast is involved in the business of funeral rites. Some tasks would include planning and arranging all aspects of the funeral ceremony. Other tasks could include dressing, casketing, and cosmetizing the deceased. Also known as undertakers or morticians. (Some other known labels include FD, LFD, CFSP, FD&E, Mortuary College graduate)
    Funeral Director
  6. Next of Kin
  7. status  of an employee that can be reached immediately and can arrive at specified designation within 30 minutes of being called.
    On Call
  8. A portable stretcher commonly employed in an ambulance or transfer vehicle for the moving of the sick, injured, or deceased.
  9. A public officer whose chief duty is to investigate questionable deaths.
  10. today, a vehicle specially designed to transport casketedremains; derived from French word, herse; originally a stationary framework of wood to hold candles and decorations placed on the coffin; forerunner was a beir; hearse and beir were used interchangeably until mid 19th century; aka funeral coach. 
  11. A forensically-trained physician whose duty it is to navigate questionable or unattended deaths (has replaced the coroner in some states).
    Medical Examiner
  12. those who transport only in particular instances and only for those they chose to contract with (i.e funeral home vehicles)
    Private carrier
  13. the moving of the dead human body from the place of death to the funeral home or other designated place.
    Removal (Transfer of remains)
  14. cards of thanks and recognition sent to friends for kindness shown to a deceased's family.
    Acknowledgement Cards
  15. an unfinished wood box or other non-metal receptacle or enclosyre, without ornamentation or a fixed interior lining, which is designed for the encasement of human remains and which is made of fiberboard, pressed-wood, composition materials (with or without an outside covering) or like materials.
    Alternative Container
  16. the meeting between the funeral director and the client family durning which funeral arrangements are discussed.
    Arrangement conference
  17. a death has occurred and the funeral director is counseling with the family as they select the services and items of merchandise in completing arrangements for the funeral service of their choice.
    At need counseling
  18. a legal document, issued by the governmental agency, authorizing transportation and/or disposition of a dead human body.
    Burial-Transit Permit (Disposition Permit)
  19. Any item of service or merchandise decribed toa purchaser as a "cash advance," 'accommodation," "cash disbursement," or similar term. A cash advance item is also any item obtaines from the third party and paid for by the funeral provider on the purchaser's behalf. Cash advance items clergy honoraria; flowers; musicians or singers; nurses; obituary notices; gratituties and death certificates.
    Cas Advance
  20. a legal document containing vital statistics, dispostion, and final medical information pertaining to the deceased.
    Death Certificate
  21. usually a classified notice publicizing the death of a person and the giving  those details of the funeral service that the survivors wish to have published.
    Death Notice
  22. any method of dispostion of the human remains without formal viewing, visitation or ceremony with the body present.
    Direct Disposition
  23. process of planning and/or coordinating a ceremony or activity.
    Event Planning
  24. one of the catagories required on the GPL(if the funeral provider offers the service). This involves services of the funeral providers in the locale where death occurs and preparation for the transfer to another funeral provider as selected by the family (consumer). Funeral Rule requires package pricing of this service with a description of the components included.
    Forwarding Remains
  25. the term applied to the completing of the service and financial details of the funeral.
    Funeral Arrangements
  26. A printed list of goods and services offered for sale by funeral providers with retail prices. GPL is considered the keystone of the Funeral Rule.
    General PriceList (GPL)
  27. a funeral rite that is essence devoid of religious connotation.
    Humanist funeral
  28. one who supplies the vital statistics information concerning the deceased.
  29. one's relatives; referring to blood relationship (legally, the surviving spouse is not kin)
  30. a book signed by those attending a visitaiton/service.
    Memorial Book (Register Book)
  31. A pamplet made available at the funeral service giving details about the deceased and the funeral arrangements.
    Memorial Folder (Service Folder)
  32. a scheduled assembly  of family and friends following a death.
    Memorial gathering
  33. a news item concerning the death of a person which contains a biographical sketch.
  34. One of the categories required to be itemized on the GPL  (if the funeral provider offers the service). This involves services of the funeral provider after initial services have been provided by another firm at the locale of the death. Funeral Rule requires package pricing of this service with a descripition  of the components included.
    Receiving remains
  35. A branch  of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services which provided benefits for retirement, survivors' insurance, disability, health insurance, and death.
    Social Security Administration
  36. one who outlives another person or event.
  37. Agreement entered into by two parties for the benefit of another.
    Third party beneficiary contracts
  38. agreement which involve the funeral director/funeral home because the family being served has contracted with someone else (a third party) for service or merchandise also available from the funeral home (i.e caskets, vaults, urns, pre-need insurance, etc)
    Third Party Contract
  39. accounts established by the one individual to be held for the benefit of another (as a method of payment of funeral expenses); creates a fiduciary responsibility. Money paid to a funeral home for future services is placed in an account with the funeral home as trustee for the benefit of another.
    Trust Account
  40. the collection,  tabulation, and interpretation of data concerning birth, marriage, divorce, sickness, and death
    Vital Statistics
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