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Agency Announcements:


  • Oregon Mortuary & Cemetery Board will be administering a Funeral Service Practitioner Exam on December 1, 2020 at 10:00am, held at Mt. Hood Community College in the Testing Services Building 13, Room 2335. Due to social distancing requirements, spaces are limited. If you are interested applying for the exam please contact OMCB staff by email at marianne.itkin@state.or.us

  • An advisory committee is currently conducting a comprehensive review of the Indigent Disposition Program (IDP). If you would like to provide a comment/observation/suggestion, please send it via email to Kate Robertson, Program Administrator for the IDP Fund: kate.robertson@state.or.us

    If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Kate at the email address listed above or via phone: (971) 673-1504.

  • In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon and protect employees and the public, the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board staff will be changing the way we provide services at our office. Starting Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the OMCB office will remain open but will be closed to the general public. We will have a staff member in the office on a limited basis Monday- Wednesday and all OMCB staff will be available by phone and email throughout the work week. If necessary, in-person interactions between staff and the public can be made by appointment only. Please contact us if you have questions.                                                                                         
  • The Oregon Mortuary & Cemetery Board (OMCB) strives to provide timely, professional and quality service to licensees and the public. As such, our agency is conducting a customer satisfaction survey since we consider your comments and feedback to be extremely important and valuable.

     Please take a moment to complete this brief, anonymous survey by clicking on this link.

    Thank you!

    Main Phone Line: 971-673-1500
        Email: mortuary.board@state.or.us

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  • Over the last 18 months, the Board has been working hard to modernize our licensing database- and we’re happy to announce our new Self-Service Portal! Using the portal, anyone can search through individual licensees, file a complaint, or apply for an individual license. Additionally, current individual licensees have access to new tools to manage their license. Licensed facilities will have access to these tools in the coming months. 
  • Information Relating to the Eternal Hills Cemetery and Instructions for Filing a Claim with the Bankruptcy Court. This document has recently been updated (April 29, 2019) and addresses many of the questions our office has received. The deadline to submit claims has been extended indefinitely, however individuals who belive they may have a claim are encouraged to submit their claim as soon as possible.
  • 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.

Important Upcoming Dates:

October 8, 2020: IDP Advisory Committee Meeting
October 13, 2020: OMCB Board Meeting
December 1, 2020: OMCB FSP Law Exam



 



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