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We had an awesome 82nd Annual State Convention in Atmore, Alabama and now it is time to prepare for the National Convention held in Mobile, Alabama. You have been receiving emails the past couple of days regarding our advertisement in the annual Souvenir Journal. The proceeds from the Souvenir Journal will come to the state of Alabama as a fundraiser. This is an excellent opportunity for the association. We are asking that each member of the association please commit to sending in an AD by July 1, 2019, and no later than July 7, 2019. This is a statewide effort and we need your support. Please consider contacting your local businesses in your area to commit to an AD with us as well. Please contact:

Alabama Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, Inc.
c/o A. Gail Works
P.O. Box 504
Graceville, FL 32440
Phone: (850) 768-0442
Email: [email protected]

The association is asking members to please support The Undertakers Carnivale Soiree on Monday, August 5, 2019. This is a semi-formal event. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. You do not want to miss this event!! 

 to purchase your tickets now!! All members are asked to purchase a ticket or two!!
Please visit  www.undertakerssoiree.eventbrite.com

This is a statewide effort to make this the best National Convention our colleagues have ever attended.

VIDEO: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G6mv9KCFMowpDmlNAsph3PYDGcJ08GUT/view

“WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER”
Standards, Principles, Education and Integrity.
Respectfully yours,
Dr. Christal M. Whitfield
President

REMINDER – Renewal Time Anyone who has not renewed their apprentice certification, funeral establishment, funeral director, embalmer or practical embalmer license, may still do so with a $50.00 late penalty until October 31, 2017. If you fail to submit your paperwork and fee, including late penalty, for renewal by the October 31st deadline, the license(s) or certification will be considered lapsed. At which time the establishment (s) or individual must cease operations and or practice. Any paperwork and fees received after the October 31st deadline must go before the Board for reactivation approval in January and the licensee must cease practice or operation until the license has been reactivated. ONLINE RENEWAL is available for individual licensees and establishment by going to the Homepage of the Alabama Board of Funeral Service website and click on the “ONLINE SERVICES” button. A valid credit card will be needed to complete the online renewal. There will be a 4% administration fee added to each license that is renewed using the online system. – The website is fsb.alabama.gov

Currently, ABFS and ADPH recommend that all Funeral Homes in this state do the following:

1. Visit the ADPH website at www.adph.org/ebola

a. – On the left hand side of the screen click on “Health Care Providers”

b. – At the bottom of the next screen under the heading “Additional Healthcare Resources” review the following links:

i. – Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U. S. Hospitals and Mortuaries

ii. – Medical Waste Management (These links will lead you to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.)

2. Be prepared !

The ABFS feels that it is important that funeral homes be prepared for the possibility that they may be called on to provide services for an infected person, and if that be the case, ABFS wants the funeral professionals in this state to know how to protect themselves as well as the community they serve. This information is not meant to alarm anyone, only to inform. However it is our prayer that none of us have to encounter this deadly disease.

ABFS encourages everyone to continue to monitor the ADPH website and CDC website. As more information is release to ABFS we will be forwarding that information to our funeral professionals.

Alabama Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc.

WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER"
Standards, Principles, Education and Integrity.

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