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Compliance Topics and Forms
Updated March 20 2018

E-News January 2018​ ​Inside This Issue:
Executive Director Sigmund-Gaines Resigns, Next Steps
Death Certificate Fee Increase
OMCB License Renewals
Updated Indigent Disposition Resources
2018 Board Meeting Schedule
E-News August 201​​7 ​​ ​Inside This Issue:
Recent Rulemaking and Future Endeavors
HB 2317: Board Member Changes
Updates to the Indigent Disposition Program
WesternU Accepts Indigent Donor-Patients
Records Management: Converting Paper Files to an Electronic Database
​Upcoming OMCB Meetings​
E-News December 2016​​​  Inside This Issue:
OMCB Named to The Conference’s Model
Practice Act Review Committee
Working Copies of the Death Record
Oregon Legislative Session Begins Feb. 2017
The Complaint Process: From the Investigator’s Desk
New Program Announced by the Department of Veteran Affairs
Electronic Death Record System (EDRS) Update
Upcoming OMCB Meetings​​'​
E-News July 2016​​​  Inside This Issue:
Indigent Disposition Fund (IDF)
Management Moves to OMCB
“Simplified” VA Burial Benefits
The Washington Post: In Theory (Part III)
Cascadia Rising Exercise
Upcoming OMCB Meetings
E-News January 2016​ ​ Inside This Issue:
Administrative Rulemaking: Review & Update
Vital Records Fee Increase
​Indigent Disposition Program
Indigent Disposition Fund Reimbursement Application (Form FS-432)
The Washington Post: In Theory (Part II)
Governor’s State Employee Food Drive
Upcoming OMCB Meetings​
E-News December 2015  Inside This Issue:
Administrative R​ulemaking
A Collaborative Effort Moving Forward
When to Contact the Board
Marijuana Use in the Workplace
The Washington Post: In Theory (Part I)
And Now, a Word From Our Inspector
When to Use Preneed & At Need Contracts
Upcoming OMCB Meetings & Notice of Public Hearing
E-News September 2015​​   Inside This Issue:
2015 Strategic Planning Recap
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Funeral Home Inspections
Cemetery Rules & Regulations
Burial at Sea
Frontline Documentary: Being Mortal
Disposal of Unclaimed Burial Spaces
Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries
New Board Member Bios
Upcoming OMCB Meetings
E-News July 2015​ ​ ​​Inside This Issue
2015 Legislation: Results
Continuing Education vs  Competency-Based
Requirements for Disinterment
License Renewal
Frontline Documentary: Facing Death
Spotlight on Oregon Health Statistics (OHS)
Matters of Record: An Oregon Vital Statistics Publication
International Death Care News: The Ruriden
Veterans’ Combat Status Reporting
Upcoming OMCB Meetings
E-News May 2015​  Inside This Issue:
2015 Legislative Happenings
OMCB Wins Food Drive Challenge
Occupational Safety in Death Care
Model Practice Act for Funeral Service
Facility Inspections, Oh My!
Burial on Private Property
Amending Name of Funeral Home on Death Record
Right to Control Disposition
Memorial Day History
Upcoming OMCB Meetings
E-News February 2015 ​ ​​Inside This Issue:
Continuing Education
Legistlative Happenings
Oregon Burial Site Guides Available
Governor's Food Drive
2015 Board Members
Registered Name with the Board
E-News_December 2013 Inside This Issue:
​Same-sex marriages from other states recognized
FTC Undercover visit to Oregon funeral homes
Sample Cremation Authorization form □
New OHA Vital Records laws
New Non-transplant Anatomical Research Recovery Rules pending 
Endowment Care
Embalming permission - Oral and Written documentations 
Transferring Funeral Prearrangements 
Keep your Corporation Registration Active 
E-News_July 2013 ​Inside This Issue:
New License Type Issued
Burial on Private Property
Body DOnation
Removal Companies
Out-of-State Domestic Partnerships and Marriages
Business Names
News from DHS
Duty to Report
E-News April 2013 ​In This Issue:
New Rules
Identification Viewing
E-News_February 2013​ ​In this Issue:
2013 Board Meeting Date Changes
2012 In Review
Food Drive
New Rules Effective Next Month
Facility and Apprenticeship License Renewal
Misrepresentation on an Application
E-News_November 2012 ​In This Issue:
State ID Tag
Veterans Information
License Renewal
Paying Death Record Filing Fees
E-News_June 2012 ​In This Issue:
Charges that were Not Pre-Paid
Cemeteries and Death Certificates
Disposition Authorizations
General Price Lists and Casket Price Lists
E-News_February 2012 ​In This Issue:
10 Day Body Holds
Decedents with No Known Family
Rule Changes Coming
E-News_January 2012 ​In This Issue:
Application Revisions
Memorandum on Misrepresentation
Administrative Rules
Apprentice Logs
OMCB Website

Body Holds

Body Hold Notification Form - For 10 day, 24 or 48 hour reporting purposes  (Sample) (PDF) (First then Last name)

Body Hold Notification Form​ - For 10 day, 24 or 48 hour reporting purposes  (Sample) (PDF) (Last then First name)
Inspection Checklists
     Alternative Disposition Facility 

     Funeral Establishment  
     Immediate Disposition Company  
     Inspection Process for Licensed Facilities Memo 
Other Compliance Related items: 
Alternative Disposition Facility Procedures

Appointment of Person to Make Decisions Concerning Disposition of My Remains (Sample) 

Appointment of Person to Make Decisions Concerning Disposition of Current Decedent (Sample) 
Attorney General Opinion Related to Disclosing Investigatory Information (Opinion No. 8282) 
Cemetery Guidelines  
Cemetery Procedures 

Cremation Authorization Form Template​ (Word) 
Crematory Procedures 
Department of State Lands to be notified immediately upon the death of a person when it appears there are no known heirs or a valid will
          Department of State Lands website:  Information regarding Individuals who die without Heirs​
Disinterment of Cremated Remains Notice 
Domestic Partnership, Oregon law now in effect ​

Duty to Report (PDF) 
Embalmer Apprentice Log (PDF) (Sample) 
Embalmer Apprentice Log (Word) (Sample) 
Embalming Authorization Form (Word)
Policy of Requiring Embalming is Prohibited 

Embalming Report (Word) (Sample) 
Forwarding of Remains in the General Price List (embalming related)  
Found Unknown Remains on Cemetery Property Notification Form (PDF)

Found Unknown Cremated Remains on Cemetery Property Notification Form (PDF)

Funeral Service Practitioner Apprentice Log (PDF) (Sample) 
Funeral Service Practitioner Apprentice Log (Word) (Sample) 

Initial Facility License Application Process Memo  

Interment Authorization, Record of Interment, and Authorization for Scattering Services​ (Word) (Sample) 

Model Autopsy Consent Memo and Sample Form
Occupational hazards for the death care ​

Oregon Military Funeral Honors Information  
Receipt for Cremated Remains (Sample) (See Cremation Authorization form template above)
Vital Records - Funeral Home Billing & Indigent Disposition Information 

Vital Records - How to Register Death Records

Who may sign a death certificate? Memo   

Who to contact when a patient dies memo​.  

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