Here are links to various state laws for funeral service providers. Use
the alphabet to find your state, or click on it on the map below. (Please
note that as of this posting, we were unable to locate information for
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Funeral Services Board
This page contains a brief overview of funeral law in Alabama.
State laws covering morticians and how they must operate in Maine. Not
as detailed as some other states listed here, but interesting information
Arizona State Licensing
for Funeral Directors
Somewhat slow to load, but contains useful information on funeral service
providers for Arizona.
Prepaid Funeral Benefits Law
Arkansas's online information focuses on pre need funeral planning.
If this link doesn't take you directly to search results for California
Funeral Law, select "business and professions" from the search
form, and enter the word "funeral" in the search box.
A comprehensive directory of regulations for funeral service providers
for the state of Colorado.
A consumer checklist in plain English reviews Connecticut funeral laws.
Board of Funeral Services Transit
A detailed overview of funeral service rules and regulations for Delaware;
includes detailed information on pre need funeral planning.
Florida's funeral and cemetery services regulations are online at this
sub-section of the Florida site.
of Georgia State Board of Funeral Service
Complete listing of the funeral rules for the state of Georgia, published
by the state.
Mortuary, Cemetery, or Preneed Funeral Authority Disclosure Requirements
Comprehensive listing of funeral, mortuary, cemetery, and preneed laws
for the state of Hawaii.
State Law--Sale of Tangible Personal Property Relating to Funeral Services
Although Idaho has posted their information in Adobe Acrobat format,
which can be difficult to use and search, you can locate the funeral service
industry legislation review in section 52 (page 40) of this document.
of Professional Regulation--Funeral Directors
Acts and rules, board information, and a host of other resources for Illinois
funeral service providers are listed here.
State Law: Indiana Code for Funeral Directors
A complete posting of Indiana's laws governing funeral service providers.
of Funeral Homes
We weren't able to locate Iowa's laws posted on their website, but this
press release includes useful information.
Kansas Board of Mortuary Arts
This is a comprehensive directory of laws and regulations for Kansas funeral
service providers. Easy to read and navigate.
Kentucky Funeral Service
Kentucky provides a site search capability (as do most of the sites listed
here). You can search for pending legislation on the funeral service industry,
but as of this posting we are not able to locate the full text of existing
Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors
This information-packed site is a great resource for Louisiana funeral
Office of Licensing and Registration--Funeral Directors
Detailed information on requirements, operations, and licensing for funeral
service providers in Maine.
Maryland Board of Morticians
A comprehensive overview of the Maryland State Board of Morticians, including
regulations, licensing, meeting minutes, and searchable archives.
Facts for Consumers on Funerals
A comprehensive guide to funeral law in Massaschusetts.
Funeral Service Legislation
Michigan focuses more on pending than enacted legislation on its website,
but the information here references existing law enough to be of use.
Mortuary Science Law
A very thorough resource covering all the state's rules and regulations
for the industry.
Board of Funeral Service Licensing Law
Detailed breakdown of Mississippi's operational and licensing requirements
for funeral service providers.
Funerals and Funeral Directors
Pending and active legislation for the industry in Missouri. The Missouri
site has other resources as well.
Board of Funeral Service Administrative Rules
An online guide to Montana's funeral service industry legislation.
Funeral Directors and Undertakers
This site focuses more on the state's requirements for the funeral service
providers; however, there are other good resources on the site as well.
for Funeral Directors, Embalmers, and Operators of Cemeteries
Updated legislation from the state of Nevada.
New Hampshire Board of Registration
for Funeral Directors and Embalmers
New Hampshire's online version of the state laws for funeral service providers,
with detailed information on licensing and operational requirements.
Mexico Funeral Service Provider Law
This sometimes hard to follow but extremely comprehensive document includes
information on New Mexico's state board for funeral service providers
as well as requirements for the profession and consumer protections.
New York Funeral Directors Association
Easy to understand questions and answers with a directory of terms makes
this a great resource for consumers in New York.
North Carolina Funeral
Service Provider Rules and Laws
A comprehensive directory of funeral rules and laws for the state covers
everything from fees and licensing to preparation of dead bodies to pre
need funeral planning requirements. An excellent resource.
Preneed Funeral Law
This document's also in Adobe Acrobat form, but this link should take
you directly to the relevant page.
Ohio State Board of Embalmers
and Funeral Directors
The state of Ohio has a comprehensive site for the state board of embalmers
and funeral directors, including meeting minutes since 1996. This is a
great source of information on funeral service law in Ohio.
Facts about Funerals
Oklahoma's online search will let you search over 100 state websites;
this is the best article we found about funeral service laws in the state.
1999 Legislation passed in Oregon regarding funeral service.
State Board of Funeral Directors Act
This Adobe Acrobat-formatted document outlines requirements for operations
and licensing for funeral directors in the state of Pennsylvania. You'll
need the free
Adobe Acrobat reader to view it.
House Bill 5673
This January 2001 bill details the latest changes to funeral service provider
legislation in Rhode Island.
Carolina Funeral Rules and Laws
Overview of funeral director and embalmer licensing requirements, funeral
service provider operational requirements, and other relevant information.
Dakota Funeral Legislation
South Dakota has a wealth of information on the funeral service industry
on its site; this link should generate the appropriate search results.
If not, visit South Dakota's website
and perform your own search.
Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Introduction and complete listing of legislation affecting the funeral
service industry are found on Tennessee's website.
Texas Funeral Service Commission
This thorough site includes not only Texas law, but also complaint procedures
and a calendar of events. It's well-designed and easy to navigate.
Funeral Service Licensing
Updated legislation from August, 2000.
State Funeral Law: Once a Death Occurs
A well-designed and easy-to-use site covering funeral service provider
governing in the state of Washington.
Virginia Consumer Protection Division Frequently Asked Questions
West Virginia does a super job of putting its most frequently asked questions
about funeral service law into an easy to follow FAQ format, without legal
Funeral Directors Examining Board
Legislative updates, certificates in good standing, disclosures, and postings
of disciplinary actions taken are posted on this site.
Funeral Directors and Undertakers
Posting of actual legislation for the state of Wyoming. It's comprehensive
but can be difficult to follow.