In force: 2019-01-01
28. Despite section 18, a licensed embalmer or a funeral services director may apply for an exemption from the continuing education hours if the embalmer or director
(1) has obtained an embalmer’s licence or has been appointed funeral services director after the beginning of a reference period;
(2) is on maternity or paternity leave or parental leave within the meaning of the Act respecting labour standards (chapter N-1.1); or
(3) is unable to attend a continuing education activity because of a serious extended illness or other exceptional circumstances.
The embalmer or the director may apply for an exemption by sending to the Minister a written application specifying the reasons for the application and any supporting document.
The Minister sends the decision to the embalmer or the director within 60 days following the date on which the application is received.
The requirement set out in section 18 may be reduced to 15 minutes for each month during which the embalmer or the director is unable to carry out the operations.
As soon as the impossibility ceases, the embalmer or the director must so notify the Minister in writing.