2021 Regular Session
To: Public Health and Human Services
By: Representative Banks
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 73-11-65, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE FUNERAL DIRECTOR ASSISTANTS TO PERFORM ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT A FUNERAL DIRECTOR MAY PERFORM EXCEPT FOR MAKING FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 73-11-65, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
73-11-65. (1) Every funeral service or interment, or part thereof, that is conducted in Mississippi must be in the actual charge and under the supervision of a funeral director or funeral service licensee who is licensed under this chapter. However, this section shall not prevent a family from burying its own dead without charge.
(2) A funeral director assistant, under the supervision of a licensed funeral director, may perform all of the activities that a funeral director may perform except for making funeral arrangements.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2021.