Mortuary Science - Minnesota Department of Health

Mortuary Science

Licensing and regulation of funeral establishments, crematories, alkaline hydrolysis, morticians, interns and funeral directors. The MDH Mortuary Science Section regulates and enforces Minnesota Statute 149A; Funeral Industry Law.

COVID-19 Updates


Guidance for Hmong Funerals during COVID-19 (PDF) (updated 6/30/21)

Testing Decedents for COVID-19 (PDF) (updated 4/01/22)

Additional resources:

Indoor Air Considerations: COVID-19

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FEMA will help pay for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to COVID-19. See FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance webpage for who can apply and what expenses are covered. FEMA will accept applications starting Monday, April 12, 2021. Please tell the families you serve about this assistance.

Updated Tuesday, 21-Jun-2022 14:53:12 CDT