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]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Authorization for cremation
Action 4181
General Information
Action Summary The Board has amended section 436 on cremation authorization to conform regulations to changes in the Code of Virginia in Chapter 228 (which became effective March 7, 2014) and Chapter 355 of the 2014 Acts of the Assembly. In the amended regulation, the specifics on the execution of a cremation authorization are deleted from regulation and a reference to requirements of ยง 54.1-2818.1 (prerequisites for cremation) inserted.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006
RIS Project Yes  [004066]
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
6959 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/30/2014.
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.