MORTUARY SCIENCE STUDENTS
Senate Bill 239 as passed by the Senate
Sponsor: Sen. Stephanie Chang
House Committee: Regulatory Reform
Senate Committee: Regulatory Reform
Complete to 5-14-19
Senate Bill 239 would amend Article 18 of the Michigan Occupational Code to exempt mortuary science students from certain provisions limiting embalming-related actions to those who were licensed in mortuary science or resident trainees.
Currently, only a mortuary science licensee or a resident trainee under the supervision of a mortuary science licensee can place a chemical on or in a dead human body. The bill would extend this ability to a student enrolled in a higher education in mortuary science at a school, college, or university accredited by the applicable accrediting agency in funeral services or mortuary science.
The bill would take effect 90 days after enactment.
Senate Bill 239 would not have a significant fiscal impact on any unit of state or local government.
Fiscal Analyst: Marcus Coffin
■ This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency staff for use by House members in their deliberations, and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.