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An employee of a mortuary

isn't required to be licensed.

Neither are


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Utah Code 58-9-305  Exemptions from licensure
In addition to the exemptions from licensure in Section 58-1-307, a person may engage in the following acts included within the definition of the practice of funeral service, subject to the stated circumstances and limitations, without being licensed under this chapter:

(1) transportation of a dead human body in accordance with other applicable state and federal laws;

(2) ambulance or other emergency transportation of a dead human body;

(3) the sale of any of the following that is delivered to the buyer or the buyer's designee within 90 days after the day of the sale:

(a) funeral merchandise;

(b) headstones; or

(c) other memorial merchandise;

(4) the performance of funeral, graveside, or memorial services by:

(a) a member of the clergy;

(b) a member of the decedent's family; or

(c) any other recognized individual;

(5) assisting a Utah licensed funeral service director regarding disasters or special emergencies by individuals licensed in other states...

(6) activities of an unlicensed individual employed by a funeral service establishment...

(7) nonprofessional tasks or activities which:

(a) do not require independent professional judgment; and

(b) are required of persons employed by a funeral service establishment under the supervision of a funeral service director.

Amended by Chapter 144, 2007 General Session

When you transport a body (after any initial emergency) you must possess a burial transit permit:  Instructions

Why pay $400 or more for a mortuary to be present at your chapel for a visitation? and $400 more at the funeral? and $400 more at the graveside? If you can conduct a meeting you can do these things yourselves.

If you do not receive remuneration then you are performing nonprofessional tasks

To transport a body from a hospital you must use something to prevent leaks (such as plastic or a tarp). A body board may also be useful and substitute for a casket at burial.

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