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: Failure to follow directions from next of kin, failure to file death certificate within 3 business days of known death, and altering a death certificate.
  • Action: 18 month stayed suspension, 18 month monitoring of death certificate activity and a fine.

Lewis Funeral Chapel — Bremerton

  • Findings: Failure to follow direction from next of kin and failure to properly supervise intern.
  • Action: Fine.

Glen Henrickson — Bremerton

  • Findings: Failure to follow direction from next of kin and failure to properly supervise intern.
  • Action: 1 year stayed suspension and fine.

Bayard Osborn — Bremerton

  • Findings: Failure to follow direction from next of kin and failure to properly supervise intern.
  • Action: 1 year stayed suspension and fine.

October 2014

Cindy Figueroa — Kent

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

August 2014

Harrison Family Mortuary – Aberdeen

  • Findings: Failure to submit annual reports and failure to comply with Board Order.
  • Action: 1 year reprimand and a fine.

Dennis V. Peterson — Seattle

  • Findings: Failure to deposit funds into prearrangement funeral trust funds.
  • Action: Funeral Director Intern license revoked for 15 years; 5 year stayed revocation for Embalmer Intern license; 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.
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