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The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Mortuary and Cemetery Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Mortuary and Cemetery Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Mortuary and Cemetery Board is composed of 11 members appointed by the governor: two funeral service practitioners, one embalmer, three cemetery representatives, one crematory representative and four public members.


The board regulates the practice of individuals and establishments engaged in the sale of funeral, cemetery and crematory goods and services as well as the care, preparation, processing, transportation and final disposition of human remains. The board’s licensees include funeral service practitioners, embalmers, apprentices, pre-need sales people, death care consultants, funeral establishments, immediate disposition companies, cemeteries and crematories.


The board’s programs include background investigation, apprenticeship, practitioner examination, licensing, facility inspection, complaint investigation and education. The board’s financing is derived from licensing, examination and death registration fees.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 430, Portland 97232-2195
Telephone: 971-673-1500
Fax: 971-673-1501
General E-mail: mortuary.board@state.or.us
Contact: Michelle Gaines, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Lynne Nelson
Records Officer E-mail: David J. Koach
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 692.300, 97.931
Consumer Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog