Embalming and Funeral Directing Board Meeting Notice and Agenda, 1/16/2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


1000 Washington Street, Room 1D, Boston, MA 02118

Overview of Embalming and Funeral Directing Board Meeting Notice and Agenda, 1/16/2018

Posted on 1/10/18 at 1:30 pm



Board of Registration in Embalming and Funeral Directing

1000 Washington Street 1st Floor Room 1D, Boston, MA 02118

DATE: January 16, 2018 TIME: 10:00 a.m.

Posted meeting end time is approximate

Notice of Meeting and Topics

10:00am – Meeting called to order:

 Discuss housekeeping and evacuation plan

Board Business:

 Review Minutes

 Report from Executive Director, Michael Hawley

o Licensure processing improvements

 Report from Legal Counsel, Peter Kelley

o Disposition of Unclaimed Dead

 Report from Christopher Carroll, Chief Investigator

Executive Session: to comply with the provisions of the public record law, G. L. c. 30A, §21(a)(7); G. L. c. 66, § 10, to maintain the confidentiality of test questions and answers, pursuant to G. L. c. 4, § 7, ¶ 26(l).

 Massachusetts Jurisprudence Exam

Investigative Session: Cases, Investigative Conference, Settlement Offers [Closed Session Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 112, § 65C]

Application review:

Type 3

 Andrew Pickering

Type 6

 Alyssa Croteau

 Allerlaroo Bessette

Funeral Establishment Certificate Application:

 Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home


Wall Certificates

 Fowler Kennedy Funeral Home

Continuing Education Provider Applications:

MKJ Marketing

 MKJ’s Marketing’s 2018 Marketing Summit – Vail, CO

 MKJ’s Marketing’s 2018 Marketing Summit – Clearwater Beach, FL

Cremation Association of North America

 The Art of Selling Cremation: A Preneed Summit

 CANA’s Crematory Operations Certification Program

Funeral Continuing Education

 Funeral Home and Heroin Overdose Training

Matthews International

 10 Arrangement Steps Essential for Families Selecting Cremation

 Moving From Grieving to Remembrance

 The Beauty, Characteristics and Value of American Woods used in the Art of

Casket Construction

 Funeral Home Professional Communication Skills

 Millennials – The Dawn of the Digital networking Age

 Plant Tour/Understanding the hardwood Casket Constructions Process from A-Z


 NFDA Cremation Certification Program – Various

 DNA Preservation for Funeral Professionals

 Pursuit of Excellence: Best Practices Panel

 2018 NFDA Cremation Conference

 VA Update: Preneed, Benefits, & Memorialization

 NFDA 2018 Online Learning Courses

 Home Study Programs – DVD’s with Study Guide & Home Readings

Open session for topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours in advance of meeting:

Reasonable accommodations or modifications will be provided to individuals with disabilities to participate in the Board in Registration in Embalming & Funeral Directing meeting. All requests 3

should be directed to Cheryl Yebba by calling 617-727-4992 or TTY/TDD: (617) 727-2099 by 24 hours prior to the meeting. While the Division will attempt to honor all requests, those requests received after 24 hours to the meeting may not be provided due to feasibility