Should a funeral home have a refrigeration unit on site? I say NO. It may not be a bad thing to have, but I do not see why a funeral home should be required to have on-site refrigeration. Funeral homes are not a morgue. Hospitals have refrigeration and as long as a funeral home can have access to that refrigeration for a reasonable amount of time I see no foul.
Do you think funeral homes should be required to have embalming rooms? Not all hospitals have sufficient refrigeration. Nursing homes don’t have it at all. Combine this with the fact that some states require embalming or refrigeration with 48 hours, and you have a situation where the consumer is forced to consent to and pay for embalming if the disposition can’t be done in that time frame. As a funeral director, I know that you know this, so why didn’t you acknowledge it? Embalming should always be a choice, never the forced or default option. This is so uncontroversial it’s hard to fathom how anyone could see it otherwise. Funeral homes without refrigerators have no business being in the business of dealing with dead bodies.