Quantcast
Home / Home news / Brewer vetoes bill allowing funeral home trainees

Brewer vetoes bill allowing funeral home trainees

Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed Arizona’s 51 crematories and 163 funeral homes to hire intern trainees.

Brewer said in a letter explaining Tuesday’s veto of House Bill 2271 that it didn’t require enough training and could have unintended consequences if funeral homes employed intern trainees with inadequate training and minimal academic course work.

The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Tom Forese of Chandler would have allowed anyone who attends or plans to attend a mortuary science college to work as a trainee for up to a year.

The trainee would only be required to complete an 8-hour course that includes universal precautions and could help prepare human remains, help with embalming bodies and perform any task a licensed intern is currently allowed to do.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

 

x

Check Also

immigration-620

Ex-internal affairs chief criticizes Border Patrol training

The former head of internal affairs at U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a Supreme Court filing that an agent who killed a Mexican teen in a cross-border shooting should be held accountable.