After a 8 month sabbatical, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors will be back at work soon. Shortly after taking office in January, Governor Eric Greitens withdrew two interim appointments to the State Board, leaving it without a quorum to take formal actions. For the last eight months, the State Board has relied upon a committee to approve ministerial acts such as the issuance of licenses. In the meantime, audit and discipline issues had to be tabled.
The “new” State Board has a familiar look. All three appointments have prior experience. Accordingly, the Board will be expected to hit the ground running. With notice requirements, we anticipate that the State Board will next meet the last week of September, or the first week of October. The Board will have a full slate of issues for the next several meetings.