2007 -- H 5104 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED
A N A C T
RELATING TO FUNERAL SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS
Introduced By: Representatives Corvese, Schadone, Malik, McNamara, and San Bento
Date Introduced: January 18, 2007
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 5-33.2 of the General Laws entitled "Funeral Director/Embalmer -
Funeral Service Establishments" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following sections:
5-33.2-25. Mandatory Continuing Education Training. -- Every funeral
director/embalmer shall be required to participate in a total of five (5) hours annually of
continuing education training of which three (3) hours are mandated by annual OSHA training.
Said five (5) hours of annual training shall be required for renewals issued as of January 1, 2008.
5-33.2-26. Licensure by endorsement. -- Any funeral director/embalmer who is
currently licensed in good standing in another state may be licensed by endorsement in Rhode
Island. Every funeral director/embalmer seeking such licensure must also be a graduate of a
mortuary college, must have passed the funeral director and embalmer portions of the written
examination of the national board. Furthermore, every funeral director/embalmer must comply
with all requirements of chapter 5-33, and successfully complete a practical examination in
Rhode Island. Anyone licensed in another state prior to 1985 is hereby exempt from the National
Board Examination requirements set forth in this section.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.