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Mortuary Science Announcements
License Renewals for Mortuary Science Establishments
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is sending this reminder to all license holders (businesses) subject to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 149A. This reminder relates to general compliance with chapter 149A and license renewals. Under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 149A, there are situations where a license holder’s license may automatically lapse. This can occur if a renewal application (and renewal fee) is not received by MDH within a specific time period after the day a license expires, or if a late filing penalty is not received by MDH in a timely manner identified in statute. A lapsed license generally means that the license holder is not licensed to operate the respective business.
Upon a lapse of a license, chapter 149A may require MDH to issue a cease-and-desist order to prevent the lapsed license holder from operating a mortuary science business without a license. Additional lawful remedies can also be pursued, as necessary. All license holders are strongly advised to review Minnesota Statutes, chapter 149A and specific sections which pertain to their licenses.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may email the email@example.com.
2023 Renewals for Mortuary Science Licenses
MDH is currently processing the license renewal applications to practice mortuary science. You will receive your new wallet card by email once the application is approved.
Information regarding renewals
- Mortuary Science Renewal Login: ICSD: Improved Customer Service Delivery Login
- Your username is 'MSINDM-' followed by your license number. For example, if your license number is 9988 your username would be MSINDM-9988.
- Your license number can be found at the Licensed Funeral Establishment and Mortician search: Locate Minnesota's Licensed Funeral Establishments and Morticians. When your license is renewed, it will be updated on the search results.
We are committed to assisting providers as we work together to protect the public health and safety of Minnesotans.
For immediate assistance, please contact our customer service department at 651-201-4200.
September 20, 2022: CDC guidance for autopsy and handling human remains of patients with monkeypox
The CDC has released guidance on Autopsy and Handling of Human Remains of Patients with Monkeypox, for personnel who perform post-mortem care of remains for patients with confirmed or suspected monkeypox. If you have a suspected case, have questions about submitting samples to CDC for testing or other concerns, please contact Stacy Holzbauer at 651-201-5592 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mortuary Science continuing education no longer needs pre-approval
The Minnesota Department of Health will no longer pre-approve continuing education (CE) hours, and has revised the Mortuary Science Continuing Education Report Form to reflect these changes. This will be a more efficient way for licensees to submit and attest to their completed CE hours.
As a convenience, MDH is providing links to the organizations that offer Continuing Education events. You can find a list of organizations offering CEs on the Mortuary Science Continuing Education page.
Updated guidance: Testing decedents for COVID-19
People who have signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 may die for a variety of reasons prior to being tested for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has worked with medical examiners, coroners, and morticians to provide post-mortem SARS-CoV-2 testing supplies by request, as outlined by CDC: Collection and Submission of Postmortem Specimens from Deceased Persons with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19.
This guidance is intended for morticians, funeral homes, and crematories and provides instructions on how to request supplies from MDH and administer COVID-19 tests to decedents. Questions about this guidance can be directed to Health.Mortsci@state.mn.us.
See the full document here: Testing Decedents for COVID-19 (PDF)
Guides for addressing deaths by suicide and overdose
Funeral director resource guides are now available to provide a resource for having difficult discussions addressing deaths by suicide and overdoses.