Vol. 29 Iss. 6 - November 19, 2012

Chapter 30
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers is claiming an exemption from the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4006 A 3, which excludes regulations that consist only of changes in style or form or corrections of technical errors. The Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers will receive, consider, and respond to petitions by any interested person at any time with respect to reconsideration or revision.

Title of Regulation: 18VAC65-30. Regulations for Preneed Funeral Planning (amending 18VAC65-30-60).

Statutory Authority: §§ 54.1-2400, 54.1-2803, and 54.1-2820 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: December 19, 2012.

Agency Contact: Lisa Russell Hahn, Executive Director, Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233-1463, telephone (804) 367-4424, FAX (804) 527-4637, or email


The amendment corrects a technical error to a Code of Virginia citation. The regulation should reference § 54.1-2820 C of the Code of Virginia, which pertains to contracts funded by insurance or annuity contracts.

Part III
Operational Responsibilities

18VAC65-30-60. Records; general.

A. A licensee shall keep accurate accounts, books, and records of all transactions required by this chapter.

B. Preneed contracts and reporting documents shall be retained on the premises of the establishment for one year after the death of the contract beneficiary.

C. A funeral home shall keep on file a written verification from the insurance company that the insurance or annuity contract complies with § 54.1-2820 B § 54.1-2820 C of the Code of Virginia.

D. All preneed records shall be available for inspection by the Department of Health Professions.

VA.R. Doc. No. R13-3452; Filed October 24, 2012, 12:00 p.m.