37-19-828. Funeral trust fund -- deposit of money. (1) (a) A party that provides services pursuant to a contract for a prearranged funeral or related services and that receives money under the contract shall deposit the money within 10 business days of receipt in a banking institution or invest the money in the stock of a savings or building and loan association or in the shares of a credit union.
(b) The banking institution, savings or building and loan association, or credit union shall maintain an office in this state and must be organized under the laws of this state, of another state, or of the United States.
(c) Deposits or investments made as provided in this section must be insured by an instrumentality of the federal government.
(2) Deposits or investments made pursuant to this section constitute a trust fund for the benefit of the person contracting for the prearranged funeral or related services. The money must be placed in a separate account in the name of the depositor as trustee for the person contracting for the prearranged funeral or related services.