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]
Clarification of permission to embalm and refrigeration of human remains
Action 4765
General Information
Action Summary The Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers has adopted guidance documents on its interpretation of the statutory requirements for express permission to embalm a body and for refrigeration of a dead human body. The intent of this regulatory action is to incorporate the board’s guidance on those requirements into its regulations so if necessary, compliance can be enforced through a disciplinary proceeding.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005042]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7843 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/14/2017.
8022 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/23/2018.
8282 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/26/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Corie Tillman Wolf  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4479    FAX: (804)527-4471    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.