[box style=”rounded” icon=”none”]The Model Practice Act committee was appointed in June 2020 and tasked with a full review of the 2017 adopted publication. Through conference calls and individual work, collective review of each section was conducted and updates were made. After feedback from the membership and stakeholder review in 2020, a final draft of the updated version was approved by the Board of Directors on January 12, 2021. The Model Practice Act will be presented for adoption at the 117th Annual Meeting on February 24, 2021.

Model Practice Act – For Adoption at 2021 Annual Meeting


The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (Conference or ICFSEB) is pleased to introduce its Conference Model Practice Act for Funeral  service. The Conference Model Act serves as a guideline to the legislature, regulatory officials, and members of the profession seeking to adopt or amend the laws governing mortuary arts and funeral services. The purpose of this Model Act is to facilitate the protection of the public by providing legal mechanisms that establish and provide for the enforcement of uniform standards. The provisions and language contained in this Model Act represent currently accepted standards, practices and terms and represents the collective wisdom of the funeral service regulatory community.

The Conference Model Practice Act For Funeral Service

The Conference Model Practice Act Review committee conducted a thorough review of the Model Practice Act for Funeral Service (MPA) in 2016 and 2017.  The amended version was adopted on March 1, 2017 at the 113th Annual Meeting.

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