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]
Students assisting with embalming
Action 5105
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 186 of the 2018 General Assembly requires the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers to promulgate regulations governing mortuary school students assisting with embalming in licensed funeral establishments. The Board has adopted proposed regulations to require: 1) the establishment participating in training to have a current, unrestricted license; 2) the establishment and the licensee to meet certain accreditation standards for training; 3) specific instruction in embalming for students in the context of an embalming laboratory course; 4) a limitation on the number of students who may be supervised and a requirement that the supervisor be physically present with the student who is assisting with embalming tasks; 5) information on the embalming authorization form noting participation of students in the establishment; and 6) the name of the student and supervisor on the embalming report.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005468]
Associated Mandates Mortuary program students assisting with embalming
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
8360 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/21/2019.
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.