AGEG News


Membership

AGEG is the only association in Georgia that focuses on Embalmers! Our members are a great pool of information for embalmers across the state and the southeast. We offer specific training for your profession and opportunities for you to earn your Continuing Education Hours.  

AGEG members receive a discounted rate for clinic attendance and AGEG News emails which contain the latest updates and guidance regarding licensing, regulatory, Coronavirus Disease 2019, FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance, industry news, and upcoming events. 

NOTE: Our 2022 membership form is available on our Membership page. 


Calendar of Events

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Death Notifications

To ensure AGEG members are notified in a timely manner,
we respectfully request funeral service related death notifications
be sent to the AGEG office via email to academyga@outlook.com. We send death notices to our members by email and
share the obituary on our Facebook pages. 

Career Center

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Licensing, Regulatory & More

Georgia Board of Funeral Service

LICENSE RENEWALS ARE DUE BY MARCH 31, 2022

Renewals are now open through March 31, 2022. Renew online today by clicking HERE!

If you have submitted your renewal application, have you confirmed your license renewal? What is the current status of your license? Please use the online "Licensure Search" feature to confirm that your renewal has been completed. Be sure to check the current status and the license expiration date. If the information does not reflect that your license is "Active" with an expiration date of 2024 then your renewal has not been completed.


Georgia State Office of Vital Records

A MESSAGE FROM THE STATE REGISTRAR

Greetings from the State Office of Vital Records,

As we look ahead to the new year and everything 2022 may bring, it is also important to make sure we complete all our duties from the previous year. Over the next few months, important work must still be done to ensure that every vital record from 2021 has been completed. That means ensuring a birth record has been registered for every child born in Georgia, that a complete and accurate death certificate is available for everyone died in Georgia, and all fetal deaths, marriages, divorces, and induced terminations of pregnancy have been accounted for. In the coming weeks and months our staff at the State Office of Vital Records may contact you to request updates, verify information, and confirm the data received for 2021 are complete and accurate. Please assist them in this work by answering any questions they may have, and by reviewing and completing any unresolved records in your possession. This will help ensure we have complete and accurate data for local, state, and national statistics, and that our constituents will have access to their vital records in the future, whenever they may need them.

In 2022, we look forward to continuing our work to improve GAVERS and our operations. We have identified contractors who will help us to train more physicians to certify death records electronically. Work is underway to develop several new GAVERS features to improve the system, and we look forward to bringing those to you later this year.

Thank you for all you do to support Vital Records and the people of Georgia!

Chris Harrison
State Registrar & Deputy Director
State Office of Vital Records
Georgia Department of Public Health

UPCOMING VITAL RECORDS WEBINARS 

Vital Records Process & Procedures Overview - Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 2:00 pm

The State Office of Vital Records will offer a VR Overview of Processes and Procedures Webinar for local county registrars, funeral homes, birthing facilities, medical examiners, coroners, and their staff. Please register via the link below. If you have any questions, please contact your regional consultant. Note: This training is only open to the Georgia DPH stakeholders named above and is closed to the general public.

Register HERE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The AGEG Board of Directors encourage all funeral service professionals to follow Federal and State orders, CDC and DPH guidance, and best practices. It is important to review guidance and information as it becomes available so you may continue to safely serve your families and community.  AGEG members are updated by email as guidance and information becomes available.  

CLICK HERE for our dedicated Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page. 

Recent Guidance and Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Stay Up to Date with Your Vaccines - January 16, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • Types of Masks - January 14, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19 - January 14, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - January 14, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination - January 12, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines - January 12, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine - January 11, 2022 - CLICK HERE
  • Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination - January 11, 2022 - CLICK HERE
Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH)

  • COVID-19 Mega-Testing Site Opening January 14 at The Home Depot Backyard - January 13, 2022 - CLICK HERE
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 
  • COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)
    • OSHA Large Employer Vaccine Mandate Blocked by Supreme Court - January 13, 2022 - U.S. Supreme Court issued an order blocking OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard that would have required employees of large private companies (100 or more employees) to either get vaccinated or to test negative on a weekly basis.  It did uphold the mandate for healthcare workers including all employees, contractors, and volunteers affiliated with covered entities, including employees of funeral service establishments who enter Medicare – and Medicaid – certified healthcare provider establishments (“Covered Establishments”).  
    • Statement from Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh on Supreme Court ruling on OSHA emergency temporary standard on vaccination, testing - January 13, 2022 - CLICK HERE

FEMA Funeral Assistance for COVID-19 Related Deaths

FEMA has updated their Frequently Asked Questions section to include options to search by keywords and types of questions. 
 At this time, there is no deadline to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance. 

AGEG encourages you to share the information with your families who may be eligible for reimbursement.  CLICK HERE for our dedicated FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance section for more information about the FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance  and for a link to the new FAQ section.

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