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VFDA Legislative Updates for February, 2018
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2018 VFDA Legislative Bill Tracking

HB379 Habeeb Chief Medical Examiner, Office of; collection of fees.

SB143 Spruill Mortuary science education; practical experience required.

SB959 McDougle Disposition of unclaimed dead body; final orders of transportation and disposition.

SB309 Cosgrove Electronic Death Registration System; implementation

HB1158 Wilt Death certificates; medical certification; electronic filing; hospice.

Oppose: SB881 Spruill Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers; membership.

Support: SB357 McClellan Death certificates; electronic filing required.

Monitor: SB831 Reeves Practice of funeral services; sale of certain items.

Monitor: HB1172 Pillion Overdose death review teams.

Monitor: HB1071 Heretick Health regulatory boards; electronic notice of license renewal.
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Text of proposed regulations promulgated by the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers regarding clarification of permission to embalm and refrigeration of human remains. The proposed regulations will be published on December 25, 2017, in The Virginia Register of Regulations.

The Public Comment period for these proposed regulations will begin on December 25, 2017, and end on February 23, 2018.

A public hearing on these proposed regulations has also been scheduled for January 16, 2018, at 10:05 a.m., at the Department of Health Professions, 9960 Mayland Drive, Second Floor Conference Center, Board Room 2, Henrico, VA 23233.

Please provide any comment directly through the Virginia Regulatory Townhall, directly to Corie Tillman Wolf, Executive Director, or to Elaine Yeatts, Senior Policy Analyst, or in-person at the public hearing noted above.
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VFDA and MSV Joint Newsletter – October 2017
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Social Security Administration is changing the process of filing SSA-721 Statement of Death by Funeral Director.
Sample letter
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Funeral Service Bills Effective July 1, 2017

SB1048: Death certificate; amendments other than correction of information.

HB2276: Death certificate; amendments other than correction of information.

HB1846: Death certificates; filing.

Budget Language

Item 291 #c that requires state funded teaching hospitals to become fully compliant with EDRS by April 15, 2018.

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Please click here to find the March 2017 Legislative Newsletter and Update

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