Virginia considers new regulation in reaction to SCI Veterans Corpse Abuse|YourFuneralGuy

2 Dec

Entrance to National Memorial Park -Grounds where National Funeral Home and SCI Central Embalming facility are located.

Those responsible for funeral regulation in the State of Virginia are considering new regulation as a result of Veterans Corpse abuse that occurred at  the SCI- Service Corporation International National Funeral Home. This was reported in April 2009 by the Washington Post. A veterans corpse did not receive proper care(embalming) by SCI before Burial at Arlington National Cemetery. This happened at National Funeral home in Falls Church,VA.

This scandal was one of several reported about Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI)this year. The new regulations would make sure that deceased veterans would receive proper care awaiting Burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

The changes being considered by the Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers would require funeral service providers to refrigerate unembalmed bodies stored for more than 48 hours.


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