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]
Periodic review - continuing education
Action 936
General Information
Action Summary The Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers is recommending that 18 VAC 65-20-10 et seq. be amended to modify the requirements for a change of ownership, to provide additional access to licensure by endorsement, to clarify the scope of practice for courtesy card holders, and to require persons who handle remains with a surface transportation and removal service registration to have OSHA training. Other recommendations for the preparation room and its equipment and for documentation of embalming came from a task force on the inspection process. During the development of regulations, the Board intends to receive comment on the need to require continuing education renewal and on the definition of a branch establishment. It will also consider any other issues raised during public comment on the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 9/1/2001
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
1447 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/02/2002.
1831 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 09/23/2002 before the Secretary's office completed its review.
1940 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/28/2003.
2212 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/02/2003.
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.