The Hartford Courant
Head Of Examining Board Says Consumers Have Lots To Lose
HARTFORD — Funeral home directors say that a plan by the state Department of Public Health to stop licensing and regulating funeral homes and embalmers could destroy the credibility of an industry that has had to recover from its share of scandals.
After the health department this week announced that it was deregulating the profession as part of a proposed $20 million budget cut, the chairman of the agency’s own funeral and embalmer examining board said that the lack of oversight would probably harm consumers.
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