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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

Newly elected officers at the AFD&MA 80th Convention:

  • Chairman of The Board, David Smith
  • President, Roy Goodson, CFSP
  • First Vice President, Paul Rollins, Jr.
  • Second Vice President, Ret. Capt. Terry Windham
  • Recording Secretary, Dr Christal Whitfield
  • Assistant Recording Secretary, Ret. Sgt. Mary E. Curry
  • Financial Secretary, Beverleeann Madison
  • Treasurer, Chauncey Holt
  • Chaplain, Calvin Meadows, CFSP
  • Sergeants At Arm, Clarence Rice, CFSP & Calvin Meadows, Jr., CFSP

A representative from OSHA has been in contact with us about a recent scam:
Some members have been contacted by someone claiming to represent OSHA and is selling materials and important information. Please note that all information from OSHA is complimentary. OSHA is not selling anything for $299.00. If you have been contacted by this person or if you are contacted, please get all pertinent information that you possibly can, so that we can put a stop to this scam. – Details

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.

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