Funeral and cemetery services
Funeral services include:
- the provision of a 24-hour on-call service, which is an obligatory service of general economic interest, and
- funeral services that are provided on the market and cover the following:
- the transport of the deceased not provided by the 24-hour on-call service;
- the preparation of the deceased;
- the cremation of the deceased;
- the preparation and execution of the funeral.
Cemetery services are provided by municipalities and include the management and maintenance of cemeteries.
A funeral service provider may be a natural or legal person that meets the conditions laid down by the Funeral and Cemetery Services Act and has obtained a permit to provide funeral services, which is issued by the ministry responsible for the economy. Exceptions are service providers that only provide a 24-hour on-call service, which is regulated in accordance with the provisions of the Services of General Economic Interest Act.
A funeral and cemetery service provider may also be a company which has its registered office outside Slovenia and which has been issued with a certificate of occasionally providing funeral services in the Republic of Slovenia by the ministry responsible for the economy.
The minimum standards and norms for the provision of funeral services are laid down in the Rules on the minimum standards and norms for the provision of funeral services.
A municipality, by way of an ordinance, lays down cemetery rules determining the provision of funeral and cemetery services in more detail.
Cessation of the provision of funeral services
A natural or legal person that ceases to provide funeral services must deregister from the register of funeral service providers within fifteen days. The register is kept by the ministry responsible for the economy.
Applies for SKD:
- Funeral and related activities S96.030
An application for the issue of a permit to provide funeral services in the Republic of Slovenia must contain information on the meeting of conditions and the minimum standards and norms for the provision of funeral services.
The permit to provide funeral services is issued by the ministry responsible for the economy at the request of the applicant.
The Rules on the minimum standards and norms for the provision of funeral services lay down the minimum standards and norms for:
- a funeral vehicle for the transport of the deceased,
- suitable premises for dealing with clients,
- suitable premises for handling the deceased,
- a refrigeration unit for the deceased,
- a transport coffin and
- ensuring occupational health and safety for employees with regard to hygienic and protective procedures in handling the deceased.
Administrator of Legislation
The standards and norms for a basic funeral were determined by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia and the Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia in agreement with the ministry responsible for the economy.
The standards are determined for three types of funerals, namely a burial in an urn, a burial in a coffin, and the scattering of ashes. Because of local cultural differences and customs in the country, only the flag bearer and the person in charge of the protocol are determined, and the rest of the funeral attendants are determined by a local regulation.
- Ionising Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act (ZVISJV-1)
- Decree on dose limits, radioactive contamination and interevention levels
- Rules on the safety assurance of radiation and nuclear facilities
Administrator of Legislation
Cross-border/temporary provisions of activity
The provider that is established and meets the conditions for the pursuit of craft activities in the EU Member States, EEA or the Swiss Confederation, may occasionally carry out craft activity without establishment in the Republic of Slovenia. Before the first pursuit of an activity, the provider must lodge an application with the Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia.