Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Regulations for the Funeral Service Intern Program [18 VAC 65 ‑ 40]
Periodic review 2019
Action 5221
General Information
Action Summary The Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers has adopted a recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Funeral Interns that a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action be initiated to do the following: 1) amend 18VAC65-40-130 (A) to indicate training should be completed within not less than 18 months nor more than 60 months, and that the Board would only consider extensions for extenuating circumstances; 2) require supervisors to register for supervision of each funeral service intern with an expiration for the registration of 60 months or at the completion of the intern’s training, whichever occurs first in order to allow the Board to track active supervisors and make sure supervisors are in good standing; and 3) add a regulation requiring that interns be identified to the public as interns in titles, correspondence, and communications with the public. Subsequent to publication of a Notice of Periodic Review, the Ad Hoc Committee developed further recommendations for amendments for clarifications to the regulations and for consideration of a reduction in the number of internships hours currently required.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [006053]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 4/18/2018
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8525 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/07/2019.
8787 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/09/2021.
9460 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/03/2022.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Corie Tillman-Wolf  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4424    FAX: (804)527-4637    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.