The anxiety over Missouri’s new preneed law will temporarily peak this Friday with the passing of the due dates for annual reports and license applications. To give the industry a breather, and to assess SB1’s flaws, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors reached an informal agreement on October 20th to table any corrective SB1 legislation for one year. While their emergency rules continue on the path to approval, the State Board will begin exploring ways to identify SB1’s problems, and to prioritize issues for permanent regulations.

To view the Board’s emergency rules click here.