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Our 2019 District Meetings - We Enjoyed Seeing You! 

We enjoyed traveling across North and South Georgia for our District Meetings. It was great to see so many friends and colleagues. Our District Chairs did a great job and we appreciate their support and commitment to GFDA. Emmett R. Highland's program addressed the Opioid Epidemic this nation is facing and we thank him for traveling with us.

Thank you to our District Meeting Sponsors for their support and participation. As their representatives visit your funeral homes, we encourage to you to thank them as well.

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Important Notice From The Federal Trade Commission Regarding Complying With The Funeral Rule 

The FTC Southeast Regional Office has requested our assistance in notifying GFDA members of this information. Review it carefully and be aware they are making visits to funeral homes across the state. 

Please review the letter and copy of the Federal Trade Commission's guide "Complying with the Funeral Rule". The information is provided to assist funeral providers in complying with the Rule.  Please share the information with all funeral directors and staff in your funeral home. Failure to comply with the Rule may result in civil penalties, which have recently increased at the direction of Congress to $40,654 per violation effective January 24, 2017.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Federal Trade Commission's Southeast Regional Office at FTCFuneralRule-SER@ftc.gov.

Letter to Funeral Service Providers

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Complying the Funeral Rule

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Ways We Can Help You Stay Updated

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OBITUARY NOTICES

GFDA sends funeral service related Obituary Notices via a GFDA Alerts. 
Add gfdaalert@gfda.org to your address book to ensure receipt of these notices.

To ensure timely notification of our members, send funeral-service-related death notices to staff@gfda.org. If it is outside of normal business hours, please call the GFDA office after emailing the obituary. 


FIND GFDA ON FACEBOOK

Our Facebook page is public and we post about our events, association news, obituary notices, regulatory reminders, and more.  We encourage you to like our page.  Remember, you can tag GFDA by using @GeorgiaFuneralDirectorsAssociation.


Programs Designed to Help Your Business Succeed


GFDA Marketing Alliance Partners

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GFDA Choice Colleagues

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GFDA Job Board

The GFDA Job Board is provided as a service to members. It has helped place a number of professionals around the state.  Listings can be "open" with full detail and contact information, or "closed" with information forwarded. The service also provides information, if requested, on individuals seeking positions. Send your job board post or resume to staff@gfda.org.

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GFDA Legislative Updates

Charlie Watts, GFDA Lobbyist, closely monitors all legislative matters and provides continual legislative updates.
Our legislative updates are posted weekly in this section and sent via GFDA Alert. 

Charlie Watts served in the Georgia House of Representatives for 14 years.During his term of service, Charlie had an unparalleled rise to a position of leadership in the House of Representatives, serving as Chairman of the Banks and Banking Committee, and as a member of the rules committee and the Appropriations Committee.  Charlie has earned the trust and respect of his fellow legislators, on both sides of the aisle, and of state department heads.


Georgia Board of Funeral Service

The Georgia State Board of Funeral Service administers the Funeral Service Law for the purpose of better protection of life and health, preventing the spread of contagious, communicable, and infectious diseases, and regulating the practice of embalming and funeral directing and the care and disposition of dead human bodies.

The Board consists of 7 members appointed by the Governor, six of whom are licensed and practicing funeral directors and embalmers, with one member serving as a consumer representative who has no connection with the funeral service industry. The Board is authorized to prescribe a standard of proficiency as to the qualifications and fitness of embalmers and funeral directors, to revoke or suspend licenses for any violation of this law, to adopt rules and regulations and to set standards of sanitation to be observed in the embalming or cremation of dead human bodies.

Board meetings are monthly (view Meeting Schedule for dates) and are open to the public. Persons wishing to bring matters for Board consideration must submit a written request to the Professional Licensing Board office in Macon.

Click HERE to visit the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service website.  

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NFDA News

Congratulations to Bryant Hightower

Bryant Hightower is a GFDA Past President and was installed as NFDA's 2019-2020 President.  We congratulate him on his accomplishments and look forward to his serving in this role with NFDA. 


2020 NFDA International Convention & Expo

October 18-21 | New Orleans, Louisiana

More Information Coming Soon!

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More NFDA News may be found HERE


Georgia Department of Public Health

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Georgia Department of Public Health - Office of Vital Records - Vital Connections Newsletter may be found 
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