Covid 19 Advisory for New Jersey Cemeteries and Mortuaries
COVID-19 Advisory for New Jersey Cemeteries
On April 22nd the Commissioner of the Department of Health, Judith Persichilli, signed
Executive Order 20-010 affecting the handling, memorialization and disposition of human remains during the COVID-19 emergency. Please find the
joint guidance from the Mortuary Science and Cemetery Boards to licensees of both Boards regarding the Directive and other applicable regulatory changes.
Situational Awareness Survey Update:
The Division of Consumer Affairs sincerely appreciates your cooperation in completing the situational awareness surveys. Until further notice you are not required to complete a survey. The Division is analyzing the data and will be sharing the survey results as soon as practicable.
The Cemetery Board licenses and regulates cemetery companies that are not considered religious corporations.
The purpose of the Board is to protect the welfare of the people of New Jersey. The Board accomplishes this by administering the provisions of the laws which deal with cemetery rules and regulations, the sale of lots, cemetery care, billing disputes, charges for services, and management of trusts and endowment funds. It is also responsible for licensing cemetery sales personnel and issuing certificates of authority, which are required to operate a cemetery company.
One of the most important missions of the Board is to ensure that the millions of dollars contained in cemetery Maintenance and Preservation Trust Funds are properly supervised.