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Rulemaking Related for the Oregon Mortuary & Cemetery Board  
 This page was lasted updated July 7 2016 

Temporary Rulemaking:

Relating to Temporary Operating Permit for a Cemetery that does not hold a valid license.

In the matter of the adoption of rule in Chapter 830 Division 11

Permits State Mortuary and Cemetery Board to issue temporary permit to carry out existing prearrangement sales contracts to which cemetery is party and to effect rights of plot owners.

This temporary rule will allow the interment of human and cremated remains in an unlicensed cemetery, which is currently not allowed.

Effective July 6 2016 through January 1 2017.

Copies of the Certificate and Order for Filing, Statement of Need and Rules are available below:

Certificate and Order for Filing Temporary Administrative Rules

Statement of Need and Justification

Oregon Administrative Rule 830-011-0065 Temporary Burial Permit​


Proposed Rulemaking:

The Board has directed staff to start the rulemaking process for the following Topics:

Specific Educational Competencies for Apprenticeship (Trainee) Program; Definition of “Substantive Change;"  Interment Authorization & Record Keeping Requirements; Self Inspection Program; Communicable Diseases, Disaster & Related Rules; House-keeping (generally non-substantive changes to comply with law changes; citations, corrections, etc).​


Past Rulemaking Update:


The Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board previously proposed administrative rule-making to create a continuing education (CE) program that, if adopted, would have gone into effect January 1 2015.  Thanks to the participation of all of you, the Board has decided to gather further information, and revise the proposed program based on all your input.  The CE Program is NOT in effect.


In the mean time, we are making revisions and adding requested detail and many changes, and then will be sending back out to you for review, as well as scheduling additional public hearings, in order to develop an effective program proposal. 


Interested Parties Mailing List
Please send an email request to the Board (mortuary.board@state.or.us) to be included in the Rules, Interested Parties email notification of future proposed rulemaking. 

Need additional information?  Please contact the Board office and request assistance.  

Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 430
Portland OR 97232-2195
971-673-1501 - fax