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  • After careful and thoughtful consideration, the Oregon Mortuary & Cemetery Board has hired Chad Dresselhaus as the new Executive Director. He previously served as the Education & Compliance Program Manager for OMCB, has served on the OMCB Board as Vice President, and has been affiliated with the death care industry for over 13 years. Chad has had held a variety of professional positions including working at an alternative high school, a law firm, a death care industry trust administration company, and serving in the United States Navy. He looks forward to fulfilling OMCB’s mission by assisting both licensees and the public.

  • The Board has passed a temporary rule allowing permission for licensed funeral establishments to inter remains in non-operating cemeteries. In accordance with OAR 830-030-0003, if a dedicated cemetery is in receivership, bankruptcy, or abandoned and there is a pre-existing right of interment, a licensed funeral establishment may conduct that interment after first obtaining written permission from the Board. Click here for the Request for Interment Form.

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