Disciplinary actions: Funeral directors

For details about many of these disciplinary actions, please see Search business and professional licenses.

February 2015

Walter Williams — Kent

  • Findings: Unprofessional conduct.
  • Action: 1 year stayed suspension, written summary of the funeral and cemetery laws and rules, and fined.

Sunrise Cremation Society — Everett

  • Findings: Unprofessional conduct.
  • Action: 5 year stayed suspension and fined.

Julius Collins — Everett

  • Findings: Unprofessional conduct.
  • Action: 5 year stayed suspension and fined.

November 2014

Michael Galaviz — Bellingham

  • Findings: Mishandling of transportation of human remains, failure to follow directions from next of kin, failure to file death certificate within 3 business days of known death, and forging death certificates.
  • Action: 18 month stayed suspension, 18 month monitoring of death certificate activity and a fine.

October 2014

Cindy Figueroa — Kent

  • Findings: Failure to comply with board order.
  • Action: Previous 3 year stayed suspension lifted.

August 2014

Dennis V. Peterson — Seattle

  • Findings: Failure to deposit funds into prearrangement funeral trust funds.
  • Action: 5 year stayed revocation, restitution.

June 2014

Cindy Figueroa — Kent

  • Findings: Soliciting services and unprofessional conduct including miss billing Crime Victims Compensation Program.
  • Action: 3 year stayed suspension.

Washington Funeral Services and A El Cielo

  • Findings: Soliciting services and unprofessional conduct including miss billing Crime Victims Compensation Program.
  • Action: Fined.

May 2014

The Pierce Group — Kelso

  • Finding: Unlawful prearrangement contracts, failure to file annual financial reports, failure to deposit into endowment care fund, failure to deposit into prearrangement contract, improper use and care of funds, unprofessional conduct.
  • Action: Suspended, fined, restitution, subject to random audits.

Scott Morrison — Kelso

  • Finding: Unlawful prearrangement contracts, failure to file annual financial reports, failure to deposit into endowment care fund, failure to deposit into prearrangement contract; improper use and care of funds, unprofessional conduct.
  • Action: Fined, license revoked.

Ken Dahl — Kelso

  • Finding: Unlawful prearrangement contracts, failure to file annual financial reports, failure to deposit into endowment care fund, failure to deposit into prearrangement contract, improper use and care of funds, unprofessional conduct.
  • Action: Reprimanded.

Robert Powers — Kelso

  • Finding: Unlawful prearrangement contracts, failure to file annual financial reports, failure to deposit into endowment care fund, failure to deposit into prearrangement contract, improper use and care of funds, unprofessional conduct.
  • Action: Reprimanded.

John Miller — Kelso

  • Finding: Unlawful prearrangement contracts; failure to file annual financial reports, failure to deposit into endowment care fund, failure to deposit into prearrangement contract, improper use and care of funds, unprofessional conduct.
  • Action: Reprimanded.

Dahl-McVicker Funeral Home — Longview

  • Finding: Improper handling of human remains, incompetence and negligence, failure to perform duties of Funeral Director, failure to identify human remains at time of receipt.
  • Action: Fined, 1 year probation period.

March 2014

Jerns Funeral Chapel/Bradley Bytnar — Bellingham

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct, improper handling of human remain, wrongfully controlling human remains.
  • Action: Fined, reimbursement for services, 3 year stayed suspension.
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