State by State Cremation Laws
In the United States, each state has laws regarding the regulations of funeral and cremation services. The following links provide contact information for each state to inquire about laws regarding funeral practices.
The FTC Funeral Rule
All funeral homes are required to adhere to The Funeral Rule. Enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Rule makes it possible for you to choose only those goods and services you want or need and to pay only for those you select, whether you are making arrangements when a death occurs or in advance. The Rule allows you to compare prices among funeral homes, and makes it possible for you to select the funeral arrangements you want at the home you use. It does not apply to third-party sellers, such as casket and monument dealers, or to cemeteries that lack an on-site funeral home.