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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Joan Adam, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Funeral Service

Carol Tellinghuisen
Executive Secretary

810 N. Main St., Suite 298
Spearfish, SD 57783
Phone: 605-642-1600
Fax: 605-722-1006
office@sdlicensing.com

The mission of the South Dakota Board of Funeral Service is to receive consumer inquiries and complaints; to license funeral practitioners and establishments in the State of South Dakota which ensure the consumer that he is dealing with qualified practitioners and establishments; to register all trainees in funeral service and administer an apprenticeship program for the trainees; to improve inspection procedures of funeral homes and crematories; to enforce the updated statutes and rules and regulations governing the practice of funeral service in South Dakota, including complaint processing from the consumer and licensees; and, to make investigations and hold hearings as needed.

Federal Trade Comission (FTC) Funeral Rule Compliance Information 

Board Members

Chad Osthus, Watertown, District 3 Member
Bart Fredericksen, Mitchell, District 2

Randy Brennick, Sturgis, District 5 Member
James Jones, Parker, District 1 Member

Michael Carlsen, Aberdeen, District 4 Member
Sharel Delzer, Eureka, Lay Member
Vacant, Lay Member
Mariah Pokorny, Department of Health
Carol Tellinghuisen, Executive Secretary

Roster of Licensees

Statute

  • SDCL 36-19 (Funeral Directors, Embalmers and Funeral Establishments)
  • SDCL 34-26A (Crematories and Cremations)
  • SDCL 34-25 (Vital Records and Burial Permits)  
  • SDCL 34-26 (Custody and Disposition of Bodies and Body Parts)  
  • SDCL 34-27 (Cemeteries and Burial Records)  
  • SDCL 55-11 (Prearranged Funeral Trusts)

Administrative Rules