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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.

Disposition of Embryos

I was recently contacted by a woman who wants our funeral home to handle the burial of seven of her and her spouse’s unused embryos. How can our firm honor this request?

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Grave Markers and Irrevocable Arrangements

Can a grave marker be included in an irrevocable prepaid funeral agreement for someone engaged in the SSI/Medicaid spend-down process?

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Temporary Use of a Mortuary: Notification

When temporarily renting another funeral home, whose responsibility is it to contact the State Board of Mortuary Science of New Jersey?
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Getting the Final Funeral Bill Paid

If the full death benefit of an insurance policy is forwarded directly to the state as primary beneficiary upon the death of an Intended Funeral Recipient, how will my firm receive payment for the funeral bill?
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Who is Responsible for Preneed Consumer Notification?

I am closing my funeral home and selling the property to a new owner who plans to open a newly registered mortuary. Who is responsible for preneed consumer notification, me, or the new funeral firm owner?
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Delivery of Third-Party Merchandise

Do I have to sign for the delivery of third-party merchandise in order to verify that the merchandise is what the family selected from the vendor?  
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