Beginning May 8, 2013, the Open Session of the Maryland State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors will commence at 11:00 AM.
All licensees (L-Z) that are renewing this cycle must submit 6 continuing education credits to the Board with their application. The credits should be acquired between 5/1/2012 and 4/30/2013. These credits can:
- All be done online if that is convenient
- Include up to 3 carryover credits from the prior cycle that were over the required 12. Please list your carryovers.
- No Maryland preneed law credit will be required for this cycle, but can be counted if it has already been taken (This only applies to this cycle)
For Body Location Changes:
Email Address for any change of body location other than approved establishment storage with the Board: email@example.com
Notice of Two Statutes Effective October 1, 2012:
Health Occupations §§ 7-601 through 7-607 relating to the transportation of human remains.
Health General 5-513 relating to the handling of human remains with dignity.
These statutes were a result of the bills passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor.
For Your Information:
The wording at the bottom of pre-need contracts that informs consumers that they have an option of making a claim against the Family Security Trust should read:
I understand a claim against the Family Security Trust Fund can be filed by any consumer who believes they have suffered a loss according to Title 7, Subtitle 4A (Family Security Trust Fund) of the MD Code, on or after January 1, 2010.
This wording can be printed on labels and attached to the bottom of the form until January 1, 2013. Beginning next year, it will have to be printed on the signature page of the form itself.
The State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors was established as the State Board of Undertakers of Maryland in 1902 (Chapter 160, Acts of 1902). Renamed the State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers in 1937, then the Board of Morticians in 1981. The Board received its present name in 2007 (Chapter 186 Acts of 2007).
The purpose of the State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors is to carry out the duties mandated under Title 7 of the Health Occupations Article. The primary purpose is the protection of the public's health and welfare through proper credentialing, examination, licensure, and discipline of morticians, funeral directors, surviving spouses, apprentices and funeral establishments in Maryland. The Board also inspects and licenses funeral establishments upon proof of compliance with all applicable Federal, State and local laws. The Board issues 7 categories of licenses: Mortician, Funeral Directors, Surviving Spouse, Apprentices, Funeral Establishments, Funeral Service Corporate Licenses and Courtesy Card licenses.
The Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors interacts cooperatively with other agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission, the Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Protection, DHMH Office of the Secretary, Office of Cemetery Oversight of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, DHMH Office of the Medical Examiner, and the State Anatomy Board where the Mortician's law and practical examinations are given.
The Board became Special Funded in October of 1993. The revenue collected from licensing fees covers the operating costs of the Board.
Board of Morticians & Funeral Directors Resources
Board of Morticians & Funeral Directors Address
Ruth Ann Arty, Executive Director- RuthAnn.Arty@Maryland.Gov
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215