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Archive March 2022

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News You Can Use: March 25, 2022

This week we notify you of a state Board policy change on out-of-state-license transfers, effective April 19, 2022. We also: Announce and congratulate the first cohort of the NFSP Leadership Academy; Share a panel discussion from the Massachusetts Historical Society that includes MFDA member Jasmine Laietmark representing our profession; include a reminder about the cortege lanes at Massachusetts National Cemetery; Provide information on our online OSHA training; and note that the New York Times wrote about Prolonged Grief Disorder.

News You Can Use: March 18, 2022

This week we provide an update from the Statehouse on the status of bills affecting funeral service. We also have information about: The change in Covid death counts not requiring an amended death certificate;  A scam alert about businesses implying MFDA endorsement;  The link to the ICFSEB survey;  A vintage vehicle event in June;  Scholarships for students;  Team Edna, a nonprofit that raises money for memorial benches;  A temporary closure to the loading dock at UMass Memorial; and Army Honors Contact information.

News You Can Use: March 11, 2022

This week we let you know that the Boston Globe reported on the OCME conducting fewer autopsies over the last few years. We also provide:  Updated User Request Form and VIP User Agreement Form Required by RVRS for EDRS data entry;  Information about MA changing the way it counts COVID deaths;  The link to a survey from ICFSEB to help shape the National Board Examination;  Student scholarship opportunity;  Information about Emergency Paid Sick Leave ending early;  Updated Army Honors Contact Information.

News You Can Use: March 04, 2022

This week we ask that you take a survey to provide input for the ICFSEB National Board Examination. We also let you know:  New England Death Certificates are more accurate than most; Online registration is available for all OSHA Trainings; Leadership Academy applications are due March 11; The RVRS started mailing informants about funeral reimbursement program; There is new contact info for Army Honors, effective immediately; Scholarships are available for funeral service students; There are two new articles on grief and grief resources worth reading.