2017 Rule Review and Public Hearings

Pursuant to Executive Order 17-03 issued by Governor Greitens the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors will be holding two public hearings to accept comments on any of the board's current regulations.

These public hearings will be held at the Division of Professional Registration, 3605 Missouri Boulevard, Jefferson City MO 65109 on August 14, 2017 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. and August 15, 2017 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Additionally, public comments can also be submitted online or in writing via email, US mail or fax.

These comments will be accepted on an ongoing basis until October 6, 2017.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Funeral Rule

The board was contacted by Samantha Gordon, attorney liaison for the Funeral Rule in the Federal Trade Commission's Midwest Region, asking for assistance in distributing the attached letter to our licensees regarding the funeral rule to ensure licensees have the information.

Click here for more information.

Fee Changes

Effective May 30, 2017 some of the board's fees have been reduced, including application and renewal fees for almost every license type regulated by the board. Those updates are reflected in the fee schedule located on the board's website under the sub-navigation button on the left side of the screen labeled "FEES".

Additionally, upcoming renewal fees for the 2017-2018 renewal cycle have been reduced one-time to $5.00. Each renewal application will reflect the one time reduction.

If you have questions, please contact the board office at embalm@pr.mo.gov or (573) 751-0813.

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Notice - FTC

The Federal Trade Commission and the board have agreed to settle FTC allegations regarding restrictions and prohibitions on the sale of funeral merchandise or caskets.

Click HERE for more information.