Macon, Ga.—The Georgia Board of Funeral Services met on Tuesday, February 8, 2011. The Board voted to approve one embalmer license by reciprocity, one funeral director license by reciprocity, one embalmer and funeral director reinstatement of licensure, one funeral establishment reinstatement of licensure, one funeral establishment change of location request, and two changes to funeral director in full and continuous charge of funeral establishments.
The Board voted to approve the following requests for a grace period to replace the facilities’ funeral director in full and continuous charge:
- Tante Funeral Home, Buena Vista
- Parnick Jennings Funeral Home, Cartersville
- Evans-Skipper Funeral Homes, Donalsonville
- Vincent R. Drummer, McRae
The Board approved the following order to accept fine money for inspection violations:
- Ryan Funeral Home LLC, Trenton: $50 for failure to equip all embalming rooms with a sink with drain opening and non-porous sanitary cover into a sewerage or septic.
The Board voted to repost changes to an amendment to Rule 250-5-.11. The rule amendment would allow for the term “immediately preceding” found in O.C.G.A.§43-18-42(a)(2), with respect to an applicant for reciprocity or endorsement of an embalmer and funeral director license, to mean that the appropriate application has been filed with and received by the State Board of Funeral Service within six months or less, of the applicant having ceased from practice as a licensed embalmer and funeral director in a state where he or she was actively engaged in the practice of Funeral Service for three or more years.
The Georgia Board of Funeral Services will hold its next meeting Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Professional Licensing Boards Division office in Macon.