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10.29.09.00.htm 10.29.09.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 29 BOARD OF MORTICIANS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS Chapter 09 Requirements for Apprenticeship Authority: Health Occupations Article, §7-205, 7-305, and 7-306, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.29.09.01.htm 10.29.09.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter sets forth specific criteria which an apprentice shall meet before becoming a licensed mortician or funeral director in Maryland.
10.29.09.02.htm 10.29.09.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Apprentice" means an individual licensed by the Board who assists and is employed at the same licensed Maryland establishment as the sponsor of the apprentice, and is under the direct supervision of a licensed Maryland mortician or funeral director.2) "Apprentice sponsor" means a mortician or funeral director who:. a) Has completed at least 20 services or embalmings;.
10.29.09.03.htm 10.29.09.03. 03 Requirements of Apprenticeship ― Funeral Service Arrangement.. A. To meet the apprentice requirements set forth in Health Occupations Article, §7-306, Annotated Code of Maryland, an applicant for a mortician's or funeral director's license shall be employed in the same Maryland establishment as the applicant's sponsor and serve under the direct supervision of the applicant's sponsor.B. Applicants shall meet the educational requirements set forth in Health O
10.29.09.04.htm 10.29.09.04. 04 Documentation.. A. An apprentice shall submit documentation to the Board of completion of the following requirements to be considered for a mortician's license:1) Certified transcripts of completion of educational requirements as set forth in Health Occupations Article, §7-306, Annotated Code of Maryland;2) On the mortician application form provided by the Board, evidence of participation in:. a) 20 embalming assists with corresponding copies of the filed death certif
10.29.09.05.htm 10.29.09.05. 05 Embalming Requirements for Mortuary Science Apprenticeship.. A. Applicants for an apprenticeship who are studying to be a mortician shall obtain experience in the embalming of dead human bodies which includes training in:1) Theoretical and practical aspects of the following:. a) Anatomy;. b) Sanitation;. c) Disinfection; and. d) Embalming;. 2) Methods for the care and preparation of dead human bodies for final disposition; and.
10.29.09.06.htm 10.29.09.06. 06 Commencement of Apprenticeship.. A. The apprentice and the apprentice sponsor shall appear before the Board and receive the Board's approval of the apprenticeship before the apprenticeship commences.B. The apprentice and the apprentice sponsor shall sign an agreement with the Board to adhere to the conditions and requirements of apprenticeship before the apprenticeship commences.C. The apprentice sponsor shall submit proof of completion of 20 embalmings or services..
10.29.09.07.htm 10.29.09.07. 07 Termination of Apprenticeship.. A. The sponsor and the apprentice shall submit a notarized statement indicating the:. 1) Name of each decedent for whom a funeral arrangement was conducted in which the apprentice assisted;2) Date of each assisted funeral arrangement;. 3) Name of each decedent for whom an embalming was conducted in which the apprentice who is studying to be a mortician assisted; and4) Date of each assisted embalming.. B. In order for an appren
10.29.09.08.htm 10.29.09.08. 08 Laws and Regulations.. All licensed apprentices shall become competent in the knowledge of Maryland and federal laws and regulations as they apply to the funeral profession.
10.29.09.09.htm 10.29.09.09. 09 Waiver of Apprenticeship Requirements.. A. A mortician or funeral director who is licensed by another state and who is in good standing with the state of licensure may apply in writing to the Board for a waiver of the examination and apprenticeship requirements under Health Occupations Article, §7-303, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. The Board may issue a mortician or funeral director license to an applicant who is licensed to practice mortuary science or funeral direction in an
10.29.09.10.htm 10.29.09.10. 10 Change in the Apprenticeship.. A. If the apprentice sponsor and apprentice relationship changes, both the apprentice and the apprentice sponsor shall notify the Board of the termination of the apprenticeship in writing and document to the Board in affidavit form the number of hours worked and the funeral arrangements and embalming assists participated in by the apprentice as of the date of termination as noted in Regulation .07 of this chapter.B. If the apprentice obta
10.29.09.11.htm 10.29.09.11. 11 General Requirements.. A. Education.. 1) The applicant shall submit to the Board a certified copy of a high school diploma, G.E.D. or a certified transcript of any post high school degree received.2) Before an applicant appears before the Board for approval of an apprentice license, the applicant shall complete 2/3 of the academic credits for a mortuary science program at a school accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service or approved by the Board, with a 2.0
10.29.09.12.htm 10.29.09.12. 12 Renewals and Extensions.. A. An apprentice may renew the apprenticeship license by submitting a renewal application on the form required by the Board.B. An apprentice may renew the apprenticeship license annually for not more than 2 consecutive years.C. If after 4 years, consisting of the initial license as an apprentice and two consecutive renewals, the apprentice has not completed the requirements of the apprenticeship, the apprentice may submit to the Board a written r
10.29.09.13.htm 10.29.09.13. 13 Examinations.. An apprentice may take the examination administered by the Board at any time during the apprenticeship.
10.29.09.14.htm 10.29.09.14. 14 Prohibitions.. A. An apprentice may not assist a mortician or funeral director unless both individuals have current licenses.B. An apprentice may not make funeral arrangements, embalm a dead human body, or conduct funerals, including graveside or committal services, unless the sponsor is on the premises or at the site of final disposition.C. An apprentice may not make preneed funeral arrangements or sign a preneed funeral contract..
10.29.09.9999.htm 10.29.09.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 20, 1996 (23:10 Md. R. 732). Regulation .01 amended as an emergency provision effective November 5, 2007 (34:24 Md. R. 2154) amended permanently effective February 25, 2008 (35:4 Md. R. 514)Regulation .02 amended effective January 7, 2002 (28:26 Md. R. 2273). Regulation .02B amended as an emergency provision effective November 5, 2007 (34:24 Md. R. 2154) amended permanently effective February 25, 2008 (35:4 Md. R. 514)
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