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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.

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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Authorization Before Removal

Several times now, a local healthcare facility has urged me to pick up a decedent before the next of kin or the person with right to control has authorized removal. Is it OK for me to pick up a body based on the facility’s request?
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Can a Funeral Home Employee Act as a Witness or Notary on a Funeral Agent Form?

We have a consumer who is making prearrangements and would like to appoint a funeral agent, using the form supplied by the New Jersey Cemetery Board. Is an employee allowed to witness and/or notarize that document? Can an employee be appointed...
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Cemetery Reimbursement for WFNJ Funerals

A cemetery handling the burial of a decedent who qualified for a Work First New Jersey funeral is insisting that our funeral home pay for the burial and then the cemetery will pay us back once the reimbursement is received. Is this the way...
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