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Regulations of the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers [18 VAC 65 ‑ 20]
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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

Contact Information
Name / Title: Lisa Russell Hahn  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address: lisa.hahn@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4424    FAX: (804)527-4637   
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Fee increase Final Attorney General review in progress.
Identification of human remains Proposed Governor's office review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Authorization for cremation 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 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/26/2012.
Requirements for cremation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/8/2011.
Unprofessional conduct Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/29/2010.
Repeal of section in conflict with law Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/29/2010.
Conformity with law on CE documentation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/29/2010.
Change of name for examining body 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 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/11/2009.
Address of record/public address 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 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 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/26/2006.
Change in return check fee to conform to law 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.