Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maryland and Environs

Government Resources

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) publications:

Complying with the Funeral Rule is a concise, easy-to-understand guide to the Funeral Rule, the sole federal regulation governing the funeral transaction. It covers topics including information required on the General Price List (GPL) and misrepresentations prohibited by the Rule.

Funerals: a consumer guide is a very helpful resource describing many things one should consider before making funeral arrangements.

Paying Final Respects: Your rights when buying Funeral Goods and Services is another valuable consumer guide about your funeral rights.

Department of Veterans Affairs:

The Department of Veterans Affairs includes the National Cemetery Administration, which provides information on cemeteries as well as burial and memorial benefits for veterans.

State Regulatory Agencies

Maryland Office of Cemetery Oversight

Maryland State Board of Morticians

Delaware Board of Funeral Services

District of Columbia Board of Funeral Directors