Archive February 2020

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Hands-Free Law Now in Effect

​Massachusetts' new Hands-Free Law banning most cell phone use while driving is in effect.  We have tips for a workplace policy and a sample Distracted Driving Policy prepared by NFDA General Counsel Scott Gilligan. [Learn More]

When the Local Police Department Calls: MFDA Meets with Public Safety Secretary on Disposition Issue

MFDA representatives recently met with state Secretary of Public Safety and Security Thomas Turco to talk about issues faced by funeral directors when local law enforcement ask them to accept a decedent before next of kin is found.  [Learn More]

The VA's New Policy on Double Interment

The Veterans Administration has a new policy regarding double interment at National Cemeteries. [Learn More]

OSHA Guidance on COVID-19/Coronavirus

The Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) has issued interim guidance for death care workers and others with regard to COVID-19/Coronavirus (also known as 2019-nCoV). [Learn More]


NEFSP 2020 Opinion Survey

The Northeast Funeral Service Partnership is once again asking funeral directors to help identify common interests and concerns throughout the region. [Click to Learn More]