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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Regulations of the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers [18 VAC 65 ‑ 20]
Students assisting with embalming
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 186 of the 2018 General Assembly requires the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers to promulgate regulations governing mortuary school students assisting with embalming in licensed funeral establishments. The Board has adopted proposed regulations to require: 1) the establishment participating in training to have a current, unrestricted license; 2) the establishment and the licensee to meet certain accreditation standards for training; 3) specific instruction in embalming for students in the context of an embalming laboratory course; 4) a limitation on the number of students who may be supervised and a requirement that the supervisor be physically present with the student who is assisting with embalming tasks; 5) information on the embalming authorization form noting participation of students in the establishment; and 6) the name of the student and supervisor on the embalming report.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005468]
Associated Mandates Mortuary program students assisting with embalming
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8360 Fast-Track Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (1/7/2019).
Contact Information
Name / Title: Corie Tillman Wolf  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4479    FAX: (804)527-4471    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.