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Notice of Public Rulemaking Hearing Funeral Rules, Burial Services, Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers 08/01/2018

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Notice of Public Rulemaking Hearing for the
Tennessee Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-3-1306(d), you are receiving this notice because you have elected to receive notification by e-mail of certain changes or potential changes to the law applicable to your profession.

The Tennessee Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers (“Board”) will be conducting a Rulemaking Hearing on October 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. This rulemaking hearing will be held at the following address:

500 James Robertson Parkway
Davy Crockett Tower, Room #1-B
Nashville, TN 37243

These rules clarify the examination and grading procedures, adjust the fees for a number of licensees, require a submission fee for specialty forms to be reviewed, establish parameters on re-registering for apprenticeships, establish ninety (90) day time limits for completing various applications for registration and/or licensure, specify indicators regarding fixed places of business devoted to the care and preparation of dead human bodies, specify new requirements related to the care and preparation of non-human remains, clarify the new in-person and/or virtual continuing education requirement, and add the option of obtaining continuing education credit by attending a regularly scheduled board meeting.

A copy of the rules to be considered at the rulemaking hearing can be viewed online at:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Open Meetings Act (T.C.A. § 8-44-101, et seq.), the above-referenced hearing is open to the public, and you may attend the hearing in person. If you have any comments regarding the rules, you may either submit your written comments in advance of the board meeting to Cherrelle Hooper, Assistant General Counsel, at (615) 741-3072 or electronically at or appear at the rulemaking hearing to make your comments on the record.


Dept. of Commerce & Insurance | 500 James Robertson Pkwy | Nashville, TN 37243-0565
(615) 741-2241
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