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Archive April 2024

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News You Can Use: April 24, 2024

This week we reviewed the legal and regulatory rules of funeral director licensing in communities. Also in this issue, we provided a report from the April 16 meeting of the Board of Registration of Embalming and Funeral Directing, reported on the Federal Trade Commission issuing a ban on non-compete agreements, reminded directors to keep track of long-term care residents with preneed agreements who may be on the move, announced a celebrant training session set for September, and announced that the Department of Labor issued a final rule on overtime pay.

 

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News You Can Use: April 17, 2024

This week we announced changes at the Boston Burial Permits Office, including a new payment system. Also in this issue, we announced an update on the Federal Trade Commission’s release of the proposed Funeral Rule, shared the MAVRIC user tip of the week, and that John Bourgoin of Chapman Funerals and Cremations in Falmouth and Michael McGaffigan of McGaffigan Family Funeral Home in Pepperell attended the opening session of the Northeast Funeral Service Partnership’s Leadership Academy held in Albany.

 

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News You Can Use: April 10, 2024

This week we reminded members that employee business cards must include certain information. Also in this issue, we reviewed the rights that stepchildren and stepparents have during at-need arrangements, presented a column by death educator Alan Wolfelt that offered a reminder to avoid a few words related to funeral directors, and shared a column on the importance of grief support for men.

 

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News You Can Use: April 3, 2024

This week we reminded funeral directors of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s reporting requirements. Also in this issue, we introduced a new format, announced that the Board of Registration in Embalming and Funeral Directing took action on the matter of CEUs and Funeral Assistants and Apprentices, provided a legislative update on three bills on the MFDA’s priority list, announced that three area colleges are holding information sessions, and congratulated John Bourgoin of Chapman Funerals and Cremations in Falmouth on being selected to attend the 2024 Northeast Funeral Service Partnership Leadership Academy as an MFDA representative.

 

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