State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors

Name State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors
Contact Person Ms. Kim W. Michel - Executive Director
Mailing Address 3500 N Causeway Blvd. Suite 1232
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone Number 504-838-5109
Fax Number 504-838-5112
Board Email kmichel@lsbefd.state.la.us
Website www.lsbefd.state.la.us
Legal Authority R.S. 37:832
Year Created 1914
Organizational Placement DHH
Purpose/Function The board regulates embalmer/funeral directors, funeral directors, funeral establishments, crematories, and retort operators. It also handles consumer complaints. In addition, it prescribes requirements for funeral homes and crematories engaged in the care and disposition of dead human remains.
Budget Message The Board is currently experiencing unusually high legal fees due to a federal law suit in which they are engaged. It will experience severe deficits in the budget due to this and other increasing expenses.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 9
Number Currently Serving: 9
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 6
Estimated number in current year: 10
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $100      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $11000
  Current year budgeted: $12000
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $9581
  Current year budgeted: $10000
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 1
Unclassified: 2
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
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