The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New York State Department of Health both require that certain disclosures be made by funeral providers on the general price list. Although these disclosures are similar, they are not exactly the same. This general price list contains both sets of the required disclosures. The disclosures required by the FTC, when different from those required by the Department of Health, are preceded by the letters “FTC”.
The following charges for direct burial and direct cremation do not include additional items or services, merchandise, facility use, and livery that the customer may wish to select.
PREPARATION OF REMAINS:
FORWARDING OF REMAINS TO ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME
This charge includes the local transfer of the remains to the funeral home, staff services, securing necessary authorizations, local transportation to point of shipment. The charge does not include shipping charges or additional items of service, merchandise, facility use and livery that the customer may wish to select.
Transportation beyond local point of shipment will be billed either as livery or common carrier charges pending upon the forwarding location. Local point of shipment is up to 15 miles. Additional mileage billed at $3.00 per mile.
RECEIVING OF REMAINS FROM ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME $1,795
This charge includes basic local transportation of the remains to the funeral home and or place of local disposition, staff services, and securing of necessary authorizations. The charge does not include additional items of service, merchandise, facility use, and livery that the customer may wish to select.
Transportation beyond a local place of disposition will be billed as livery charges. Local place of disposition is up to or within 15-miles. Additional mileages billed at $3.00 per mile.