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The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Mortuary and Cemetery Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Mortuary and Cemetery Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The State Mortuary and Cemetery Board was created in 1921. The mission of the board is to protect public health, safety and welfare by fairly and efficiently performing its licensing, inspection and enforcement duties; promoting professional behavior and standards in all facets of the Oregon death care industry; and maintaining constructive relationships with licensees and those they serve, and with others having an interest in the board’s activities.


In order to protect the public, the board works to ensure that all of Oregon’s death care facilities are properly licensed. The board employs a staff of six in its Portland office.


The board is self-supporting and derives its financing from licensing, examination, and a portion of death certificate filing fees. Financing is not derived from the purchase of a certified copies of a death certificates.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 430, Portland 97232-2195
Telephone: 971-673-1500
Fax: 971-673-1501
General Email: mortuary.board@state.or.us
Contact: Michelle Gaines, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Michelle Gaines
Records Officer Email: David J. Koach
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 97.931, 692.300
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog