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50 State Comparison Report: A Comparison of State Occupational Licensure Requirements and Processes


Funeral directors are listed under the "Health care personnel" are defined by ACIP as paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. These health care personnel (HCP) may include, but are not limited to, … persons (…mortuary…) not directly involved in patient care but potentially exposed to infectious material that can transmit disease among or from health care personnel and patients.  This category is slated to receive vaccines in Phase 1A. 

The vaccine that comes to Pennsylvania is from Operation Warp Speed, which is a public–private partnership initiated by the U.S. government to facilitate and accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania does not control the allotment amounts, and thus it is difficult to predict how quickly they will be available.  Please refer to the PA Department of Health's website for updated information regarding the online dashboard to view the progress of vaccination distribution and locations of enrolled providers who will distribute the vaccine, which may include hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), pharmacies, or a large physician's practice. 

12/2022 - B2-Bi-yearly 2022 Newsletter

08/2022 - FTC New Consumer Guidance

06/2022 - B1-Bi-yearly 2022 Newsletter

09/2021 - Request to Hold Human Remains - New Process (PDF)

ACT 6 OF 2018 Notice to All Licensees, Registrants, Certificate Holders & Permit Holders (PDF)


Instructions for Name Approvals (PDF) 

Special Notice to all Health-Related Licensees and Funeral Directors (PDF) 

Act 31 Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Continuing Education Frequently Asked Questions 

Act 31 List of Approved Providers 

Act 31 Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Exemption Form (PDF) 

Maryland Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors Courtesy Card Information (PDF)

Return to Compliance with the Funeral Directors Law (PDF)

Scam Alert (PDF)