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149A.53 RENEWAL OF LICENSE TO OPERATE CREMATORY.
    Subdivision 1. Renewal required. All licenses to operate a crematory issued by the
commissioner expire on June 30 following the date of issuance of the license and must be
renewed to remain valid.
    Subd. 2. Renewal procedure and documentation. Licensees who wish to renew their
licenses must submit to the commissioner a completed renewal application no later than June 30
following the date the license was issued. A completed renewal application includes:
(1) a completed renewal application form, as provided by the commissioner; and
(2) proof of liability insurance coverage or other financial documentation, as determined by
the commissioner, that demonstrates the applicant's ability to respond in damages for liability
arising from the ownership, maintenance, management, or operation of a crematory.
Upon receipt of the completed renewal application, the commissioner shall review and verify
the information. Upon completion of the verification process and resolution of any deficiencies
in the renewal application information, the commissioner shall make a determination, based on
all the information available, to reissue or refuse to reissue the license. If the commissioner's
determination is to reissue the license, the applicant shall be notified and the license shall issue
and remain valid for a period prescribed on the license, but not to exceed one calendar year from
the date of issuance of the license. If the commissioner's determination is to refuse to reissue the
license, section 149A.09, subdivision 2, applies.
    Subd. 3. Penalty for late filing. Renewal applications received after the expiration date of a
license will result in the assessment of a late filing penalty. The late filing penalty must be paid
before the reissuance of the license and received by the commissioner no later than 31 calendar
days after the expiration date of the license.
    Subd. 4. Lapse of license. Licenses to operate crematories shall automatically lapse when a
completed renewal application is not received by the commissioner within 31 calendar days after
the expiration date of a license, or a late filing penalty assessed under subdivision 3 is not received
by the commissioner within 31 calendar days after the expiration of a license.
    Subd. 5. Effect of lapse of license. Upon the lapse of a license, the person to whom the
license was issued is no longer licensed to operate a crematory in Minnesota. The commissioner
shall issue a cease and desist order to prevent the lapsed license holder from operating a crematory
in Minnesota and may pursue any additional lawful remedies as justified by the case.
    Subd. 6. Restoration of lapsed license. The commissioner may restore a lapsed license upon
receipt and review of a completed renewal application, receipt of the late filing penalty, and
reinspection of the premises, provided that the receipt is made within one calendar year from the
expiration date of the lapsed license and the cease and desist order issued by the commissioner
has not been violated. If a lapsed license is not restored within one calendar year from the
expiration date of the lapsed license, the holder of the lapsed license cannot be relicensed until
the requirements in section 149A.52 are met.
    Subd. 7. Reporting changes in license information. Any change of license information
must be reported to the commissioner, on forms provided by the commissioner, no later than 30
calendar days after the change occurs. Failure to report changes is grounds for disciplinary action.
    Subd. 8. Application information. All information submitted to the commissioner by an
applicant for renewal of licensure to operate a crematory is classified as licensing data under
section 13.41, subdivision 4.
    Subd. 9. Renewal and reinspection fees. The renewal and reinspection fees shall be paid
to the commissioner of finance and shall be credited to the state government special revenue
fund in the state treasury.
History: 1997 c 215 s 22; 2007 c 114 s 25