2012 Wyoming Statutes
33-16-101. Embalmers; application for license; fee; examination; qualifications; registration and display of license; license not transferable; reciprocity; suspensions.

WY Stat § 33-16-101 (through 2012) What's This?

(a) Every person now engaged or desiring to engage in the practice of embalming dead human bodies within the state of Wyoming shall apply upon blanks to be furnished by the board, to the state board of embalming for a license, accompanying the same with a license fee established by the board pursuant to W.S 33-1-201. All applicants for a license shall be at least nineteen (19) years of age.

(b) The applicant shall present himself before the board at a duly organized meeting of the board and shall be examined as to his knowledge of embalming, sanitation, anatomy and all educational subjects pertaining to embalming and the disinfection of bodies of deceased persons and apartments wherein the same may be found, the clothing, excretia and other things likely to be infected in case of death from communicable disease, all in accordance with the rules and regulations of the department of health, the state board of embalmers and the laws of Wyoming.

(c) The examination shall consist of not less than twenty-five (25) questions on the subject of sanitation and disinfection, not less than twenty-five (25) questions on the subject of anatomy, not less than twenty-five (25) questions on the subject of embalming and funeral management, and not less than fifty (50) oral questions. The oral examination may be conducted in the presence of a cadaver upon which actual demonstration may be asked for by the board. All examination papers shall be kept on file by the board of embalmers.

(d) If the applicant is of good moral character, has successfully completed one (1) year of college at a two (2) or four (4) year institution of higher learning, has had one (1) year of actual practical training and instruction as an apprentice under a regularly licensed embalmer practicing in Wyoming, has attended a regular twelve (12) month course of instruction in a reputable college of embalming approved by the state board of embalmers, having at least eight hundred fifty (850) hours devoted to the following subjects: anatomy, physiology, chemistry, the principles and methods of embalming, bacteriology, public health and sanitation, laws and rules regulating the transportation of dead human bodies, funeral management, etc., practical experience from having embalmed, under proper supervision, at least twenty-five (25) dead human bodies, and has passed a creditable examination in accord with the rules and regulations of the board, then the board of embalmers shall issue the applicant a license to practice the profession of embalming in Wyoming. The state board of embalmers shall select all questions to be used for examining applicants for licenses.

(e) All persons receiving licenses under the provisions of W.S. 33-16-101 through 33-16-206 shall register the fact at the health office of the city and county in the jurisdiction of which it is proposed to carry on such practice and shall display the license in a conspicuous place in the office of the licensee. Licenses are not assignable and do not grant authority to any person other than the holder to practice the profession of embalming.

(f) Reciprocity is hereby given to states granting reciprocity to the state of Wyoming.

(g) Upon receipt from the department of family services of a certified copy of an order from a court to withhold, suspend or otherwise restrict a license issued by the board, the board shall notify the party named in the court order of the withholding, suspension or restriction of the license in accordance with the terms of the court order. No appeal under the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act shall be allowed for a license withheld, suspended or restricted under this subsection.

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