Texas Mortuary and Crematory Law Update

About the Course
In 2019, the year before the COVID-19 pandemic, 203,099 Texas residents died (Texas Department of State Health Services, n.d.) and required the death care industry’s services. As the oldest baby boomers approach age 80, a need will arise for more funeral professionals to assist families in need. To protect Texans from fraud and deception at a vulnerable time, the state continues to update legislation to reflect the current situations and ethical practices. This course covers the most current versions in the Texas Codes. All of the information in this course was adapted from the TFSC under “governing laws.”

Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the primary responsibilities of the Texas Funeral Service Commission.
  • Explain the requirements needed to renew a license, i.e., continuing education, fees, criminal convictions, etc.
  • Review any new legislative changes, including amendments and additions to the Texas Occupations Code that went into effect in 2019.
  • Summarize the process of an investigation and investigative report when a violation has occurred.
  • Discuss inspection procedures and regulations.
How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  •  Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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