Vol. 38 Iss. 25 - August 01, 2022

Chapter 40
Notice of Extension of Emergency Regulation

Titles of Regulations: 18VAC65-20. Regulations Governing the Practice of Funeral Services (amending 18VAC65-20-130, 18VAC65-20-140, 18VAC65-20-151, 18VAC65-20-154, 18VAC65-20-235, 18VAC65-20-350, 18VAC65-20-500, 18VAC65-20-630; adding 18VAC65-20-231, 18VAC65-20-232).

18VAC65-30. Regulations for Preneed Funeral Planning (amending 18VAC65-30-10, 18VAC65-30-50, 18VAC65-30-220).

18VAC65-40. Regulations for the Funeral Service Internship Program (amending 18VAC65-40-10, 18VAC65-40-40, 18VAC65-40-90, 18VAC65-40-110, 18VAC65-40-130, 18VAC65-40-180, 18VAC65-40-220, 18VAC65-40-250, 18VAC65-40-280, 18VAC65-40-320, 18VAC65-40-340, 18VAC65-40-640; adding 18VAC65-40-185).

Statutory Authority: §§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2803 of the Code of Virginia.

The Governor has approved the request of the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers to extend the expiration date of the emergency regulation for 18VAC65-20, 18VAC65-30, and 18VAC65-40 for six months as provided for in § 2.2-4011 D of the Code of Virginia. Therefore, the emergency regulation is continued in effect through January 3, 2023. The proposed regulation was published in 38:10 VA.R. 849-858 January 3, 2022. This extension is required for the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers to ensure the regulatory requirements for issuing funeral director only and embalmer only licenses mandated by Chapter 943 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly do not expire. The board adopted the final regulations at its April 15, 2022, meeting. The emergency regulation was published in 37:12 VA.R. 1298-1307 February 1, 2021.

Effective Date Extended Through: January 3, 2023.

Agency Contact: Corie Tillman Wolf, Executive Director, Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, VA 23233, telephone (804) 367-4479, FAX (804) 527-4471, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R21-6539; Filed June 30, 2022