To begin reform of its preneed exam process, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors is seeking input from the industry by this Friday, June 8th. Specifically, the State Board is requesting comments to the Exam Procedures Handbook prepared by its staff. We have made edits to that handbook, and will provide more detailed explanations in subsequent posts to our blog. Our first comment would be to address the staff’s error in implementing their handbook without the Board’s approval. It is incumbent to rely upon the Board’s preneed experiences in establishing the examination procedures. The exam procedures will also need to be adapted from time to time, but all such revisions should be approved by the Board before implemented.