Action Taken by the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service at Its October 11 Meeting
Macon, Ga. – The Georgia State Board of Funeral Service met on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.
The board voted to approve one applicant for reinstatement of an embalmer and funeral director license, two applicants for a new funeral establishment license and two requests for a change of funeral director in full and continuous charge of an establishment.
The board voted to approve the following order to accept fine money for inspection violations:
- Meadows Funeral Home of Albany Inc., Albany, $50 fine for failure to conspicuously display a current biennial renewal license for the establishment, embalmer, funeral director and any apprentices.
The board voted to approve the following requests for grace periods to replace the facilities’ funeral director in full and continuous charge:
- Moore Funeral Home, Harlem
- Smith-Steele-Meadows Funeral Home Inc., Manchester
- Sunset Funeral Home, Kingsland
The board voted to approve the following request for a second grace period to replace the facility’s funeral director in full and continuous charge:
- Carter Funeral Home, Hinesville
The board voted to approve the following request for an additional grace period to operate at a temporary site until reconstruction is complete at the licensed location:
- Melton Funeral Home, Tifton
The board voted to approve the following recommendations for continuing education course approval requests.
- The Dodge Institute for Advanced Mortuary Studies, Debbie Dodge : Embalming – The Challenges & The Rewards
FuneralCE, Sue Moore: Basic Embalming Practices
- Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association, Inc., Hope Iglehart: Executing the Strategic Plan for Funeral Professionals; The Importance of Strategic Planning for Funeral Professional; and Your Role Leading GFSPA as an Officer, Update of Procedural Manual and By-laws
- HLB Bereavement Consulting & Training Services, Helen L. Bratton: Volunteering to Assist in a Temporary Morgue at the Site of a Disaster with Multiple Fatalities; Volunteering in Family Assistance Center During and After a Disaster with Fatalities; Identifying Other Local Funeral Home Resources If Sharing Facilities Should Become Necessary Due to Fire, Wind or Water Damage; Preparing for Power Outages, No Water and Other Disruptions that May Occur (during arrangement meetings, embalming, violation and/or services) at Your Facility; Preparing for Emergency and Disaster Needs in the Funeral Home and/or Church: Emergency Evacuations of Families, Visitors and Remains; Becoming Acquainted with Local Emergency Management Personnel and Their Responsibilities and Authorities. Learn How to Volunteer and the Responsibilities When Responding to a Community emergency/Disaster; and Understanding Chemical Disasters and Decontaminating the Remains
- Lifelink of Georgia , Chuck Gammiu: Medical Examiner, Coroner and Funeral Home Symposium
- Ogeechee Technical College, Kathleen Kosmoski: Funeral Directors Conference
- Selected Independent Funeral Homes, Amy Hunt and Nicole Donatello Trefilek: Selected Independent Funeral Homes 2012 NextGen Seminar
The Georgia State Board of Funeral Service will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at the Professional Licensing Boards Division office in Macon.