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					                               Minutes of Meeting
               BOARD OF FUNERAL, CEMETERY & CONSUMER SERVICES
                             Teleconference Meeting
                     NOVEMBER 16, 2006 - 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.



I.     Call to Order and Roll Call

Mr. Greg Brudnicki, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 9:00 am. Ms. Diana Evans, Executive
Director, called the roll:

       PRESENT:
       Pete Ballas

       PRESENT (via phone):
       Greg Brudnicki, Chairman
       Jody Brandenburg, Vice-Chairman
       Justin Baxley
       Powell Helm
       Nancy Hubbell
       Tracy Huggins
       Ken Jones
       Gail Thomas-DeWitt
       Catherine Zippay

       ALSO PRESENT:
       Richard Brinkley, Assistant Director
       Deborah Loucks, Board Counsel (via phone)
       Elizabeth Teegen, Chief Counsel (via phone)
       Mechele McBride, Department Counsel (via phone)
       Casia Sinco, Department Counsel (via phone)
       LaTonya Bryant, Department Staff
       Crystal Grant, Department Staff

Ms. Evans declared a quorum.

II.    New Business


       A. Ratification List
           1. Applications for Florida Laws and Rules Examination – See Addendum A
              a. Funeral Director and Embalmer
                 1. Internships
                     a. Davidson, Donald G
                     b. Davis, Lori A



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MOTION: Mr. Justin Baxley moved to approve the applications. Ms. Gail Thomas-DeWitt seconded the
motion, which passed unanimously.

            2. Applications for Funeral Director and Embalmer Intern – See Addendum B
               a. Poitier, Gail A
               b. Rudowski, Andrea M

MOTION: Mr. Baxley moved to approve the applications. Ms. Thomas-DeWitt seconded the motion,
which passed unanimously.

            3. Applications for Embalmer Apprentice – See Addendum C
               1. Bobrow, Paul M
               2. Fuller, Juliana B

MOTION: Mr. Ken Jones moved to approve the applications. Ms. Catherine Zippay seconded the
motion, which passed unanimously.

            4. Continuing Education Course Approvals – See Addendum D
               a. Aurora Casket Company 0002213
               b. Batesville Management Services 0004122
               c. Dodge Institute for Advanced Mortuary Studies 0001407
               d. International Cemetery and Funeral Association 0001415
               e. National Funeral Directors Association 0001441
               f. Pinellas County Funeral Homes Association 0003751
               g. Stewart Enterprises 0001428

MOTION: Col. Pete Ballas moved to approve the applications. Ms. Thomas-DeWitt seconded the
motion, which passed unanimously.

        B. Applications for Funeral Establishments
           1. Louise H Hall d/b/a Charles T Hall Funeral Home (Live Oak)

The Applicant submitted the application on September 25, 2006. The application was not completed and
a deficiency letter was sent. All deficient items were received on October 25, 2006. The fingerprint card
report has been returned with no criminal history on September 19, 2006. This application was
specifically a change in ownership. The previous owner, Charles T. Hall, is now deceased. The
establishment passed its inspection on November 3, 2006.

Ms. Evans stated that the application lists the visitation chapel as being located in Jasper, FL. However,
the Department verified that the chapel is located in Hamilton County. The establishment is located in
Live Oak, Suwannee County and therefore does not comply with the law, Section 497.380, F.S., which
requires they be located in the same county.

Staff recommends approval of the establishment, but the applicant would not be able to operate the
visitation chapel. If the applicant would like to operate a visitation chapel in Suwannee County, the



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Department must be notified so that an inspection can be conducted without additional fees or additional
paperwork.

Mr. Chairman questioned whether the applicant is aware of this.

Ms. Evans was apprised of this information on yesterday and it was confirmed with Staff this morning.
The Department will submit a letter to the applicant, if approved by the Board, advising that the approval
only extends as far as the establishment, not the visitation chapel.

MOTION: Col Ballas moved to approve the application with the understanding that the applicant
would not be able to operate the visitation chapel. Mr. Baxley seconded the motion, which passed
unanimously.

            2. Phoenix Cremation Society Inc. d/b/a Tri-County Cremation and Funeral Home
               (Longwood)

The Applicant submitted the application on October 11, 2006. The application was submitted complete
and with all supporting documents. The fingerprint card report has been returned with no criminal
history for all principals on November 3, 2006. This application was specifically a change in location.
The establishment passed its inspection on November 3, 2006.

MOTION: Mr. Jody Brandenburg moved to approve the application. Mr. Powell Helm seconded the
motion, which passed unanimously.

        C. Applications for Removal Service
           1. N-Met Inc. d/b/a First Call-On Wheels (West Palm Beach)

The Applicant submitted the application on September 19, 2006. The application was not completed and
a deficiency letter was sent. All deficient items were received on October 20, 2006. The fingerprint card
report has been returned with no criminal history on October 26, 2006. The establishment passed its
inspection on October 27, 2006.

MOTION: Mr. Helm moved to approve the application. Ms. Tracy Huggins seconded the motion,
which passed unanimously.

        D. Applications for Direct Disposal Establishment
           1. Florida Cremation Society Inc. (Ocala)

The Applicant submitted the application on August 7, 2006. The application was not completed and a
deficiency letter was sent. All deficient items were received on October 5, 2006. The fingerprint card
report has been returned with no criminal history for all three principals on October 12, 2006. The
establishment is recommended for approval contingent on passing the inspection. The establishment
passed its inspection on November 13, 2006.

MOTION: Col. Ballas moved to approve the application. Ms. Huggins seconded the motion, which
passed unanimously.



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            2. Professional Funeral Services of Northwest Florida LLC d/b/a Panhandle
               Crematory (Defuniak Springs)

The Applicant submitted the application on October 27, 2006. The application was submitted in its
entirety. The fingerprint card report has been returned with no criminal history for both principals on
October 30, 2006. The establishment is being sold from Kyle Mc Donald to Joel Davis and Travis Watkins.
The establishment is recommended for approval contingent upon the transfer of ownership. The
establishment passed its inspection on November 2, 2006.

MOTION: Col. Ballas moved to approve the application contingent upon the transfer of ownership. Mr.
Jones seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

        E. Application for Cinerator Registration
           1. Florida Cremation Inc. (Ocala)

The Applicant submitted the application on August 7, 2006. The application was not completed and a
deficiency letter was sent. All deficient items were received on October 5, 2006. The fingerprint card
report has been returned with no criminal history for all three principals on October 12, 2006. The
establishment is recommended for approval contingent on passing the inspection. The establishment
passed its inspection on November 13, 2006.

MOTION: Col. Ballas moved to approve the application. Ms. Zippay seconded the motion, which
passed unanimously.

            2. Professional Funeral Services of Northwest Florida LLC d/b/a Panhandle
               Crematory (Defuniak Springs)

The Applicant submitted the application on October 27, 2006. The application was submitted in its
entirety. The fingerprint card report has been returned with no criminal history for both principals on
October 30, 2006. The establishment is being sold from Kyle Mc Donald to Joel Davis and Travis Watkins.
The establishment is recommended for approval contingent upon the transfer of ownership. The
establishment passed its inspection on November 2, 2006.

MOTION: Mr. Jones moved to approve the application. Ms. Thomas-DeWitt seconded the motion,
which passed unanimously.

III.    Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 9:11 a.m.




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