Disciplinary actions: Funeral directors

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

June 2014

Cindy Figueroa — Kent

  • Finding: Failure to provide pricing information, solicitation of human remains, unlicensed activity; unprofessional conduct, failure to obtain authorization from next of kin, wrongfully controlling human remains.
  • Action: Fined, 3 year stayed suspension, written summary of laws.

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.

September 2013

Columbia Funeral Homes — Seattle

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct.
  • Action: Fined.

Einan’s Funeral Home and Cremation — Richland

  • Finding: Incompetence and negligence, improper handling of human remains, improper processing of death certificate, failure to obtain permits for burial.
  • Action: Fined.
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