(225 ILCS 411/10-23)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics.
Licensed cemetery authorities and their licensed cemetery managers and customer service employees, and cemetery authorities maintaining a partial exemption and their cemetery managers and customer service employees shall:
(a) Refrain from committing any action that may violate Section 25-10 of this Act;
(b) Be aware of applicable federal and State laws and regulations, adhere to those laws and regulations, and be able to explain them to families in an understandable manner;
(c) Treat all human remains with proper care and dignity, honoring known religious, ethnic, and personal beliefs;
(d) Protect all confidential information;
(e) Carry out all aspects of service in a competent and respectful manner;
(f) Fulfill all written and verbal agreements and contracts;
(g) Provide honest, factual, and complete information regarding all aspects of the services offered and provided;
(h) Not engage in advertising that is false, misleading, or otherwise prohibited by law;
(i) Not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, marital status, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or color, except a religious cemetery may restrict its services to those of the same religious faith or creed. A cemetery authority operating any cemetery may designate parts of cemeteries or burial grounds for the specific use of persons whose religious code requires isolation;
(j) To have clear and specific cemetery rules and regulations, subject to other applicable law, including this Act, and to apply them equally to all families served;
(k) Report all violations of this Act and this Section to the Department.
(Source: P.A. 96-863, eff. 3-1-10; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)