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Regulations of the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers [18 VAC 65 ‑ 20]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description Establishes requirements for licensure and renewal of funeral service providers, funeral directors and embalmers, funeral establishments, and registration of crematories, courtesy card holders, and surface transportation providers.
State Authority Chapter 28 of Title 54.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Achieve a reduction in the number of facility violations.
2) Achieve positive ratings on Customer Service Satisfaction Survey for application process and renewal of licenses.
Meetings There is 1 future meeting that specifically targets this chapter for discussion. See all meetings (3) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Corie Tillman Wolf  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: fanbd@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4479    FAX: (804)527-4471    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Clarification of permission to embalm and refrigeration of human remains Proposed DPB review in progress.
CE credit for board meetings NOIRA Comment period is underway and will end on 8/23/2017.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
CE credit for volunteer practice Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/9/2017.
Manager for surface transportation and removal service
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/23/2015.
Change in requirement for cremation unit Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/15/2016.
Identification of human remains Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/16/2015.
Fee increase Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/14/2015.
Authorization for cremation
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/30/2014.
Regulatory reform changes Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/26/2013.
Continuing education hours
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/26/2012.
Requirements for cremation
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/8/2011.
Unprofessional conduct
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/29/2010.
Repeal of section in conflict with law
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/29/2010.
Conformity with law on CE documentation
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/29/2010.
Change of name for examining body
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/9/2010.
Clarification of requirements Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/3/2011.
Electronic submission of applications and renewals
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/11/2009.
Address of record/public address
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2009.
Standards for crematories Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/8/2009.
Continuing education requirements
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/6/2008.
Regulatory review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/3/2008.
Fee increase Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/11/2007.
Change in terminology
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/26/2006.
Change in return check fee to conform to law
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/22/2006.
Delegation of informal fact-finding to an agency subordinate Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/15/2005.
Regulatory review - clarifications & new requirements for a branch Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/28/2004.
Periodic review - continuing education Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/2/2003.
Registration of crematories Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/19/2000.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Requirements for handling of dead human remains NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 4/13/2010 after the comment period had ended.