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The New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association offers a Manager of the Day program that provides guidance on funeral service and industry-related questions and concerns.

Below are some matters that were brought to the attention of the Manager of the Day team in recent months.

Requirements for Preceptors

Our funeral home would like to engage another intern to bring into our practice. I am already the preceptor for one intern. We employ another funeral director, who has been licensed for a little more than a year. Can she serve as a preceptor for...
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What Happens When a Couple Disagrees on Disposition?

A happily married couple came to our funeral home to make pre-arrangements. The husband wishes to be cremated, but the wife is completely against that, saying there is no way she would authorize cremation if he died first. Is there a means by...
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Do I Need to Have My License at a Disposition?

When I brought a body to the cemetery for burial, cemetery personnel asked to see my license. I didn’t have it with me, and they refused to allow me to proceed. I’ve done business with this cemetery for years. Can they do this?
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Single-Use Plastic Bags

With New Jersey’s single-use plastic bag ban going into effect, will I still be able to purchase and use biohazard bags for disposing of waste material from my prep room?

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Spousal Disposition at Arneytown

I have a client whose wife is a military veteran eligible to be interred at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown. His wife wishes to be cremated and he wishes to be buried. If she dies first, what does...
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Is Inactivating My License Worth It?

I’m considering inactivating my license. What are the consequences of doing that?

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