Displaced Worker Emergency License: Funeral Service Practitioner
When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a funeral service practitioner in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application verifying that they were personally and professionally affected by the disaster, and providing any other documents requested by the Board of Funeral Services. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.
PROVISIONS FOR EMERGENCY LICENSURE
A. Funeral service practitioners currently licensed and in good standing, or otherwise meeting the requirements for New Mexico licensure in a state in which a federal disaster has been declared, may be licensed in New Mexico during the four months following the declared disaster at no cost upon satisfying the following requirements: (1) receipt by the board of funeral services a completed application which has been signed and notarized and which is accompanied by proof of identity, which may include a copy of a drivers license, passport or other photo identification issued by a governmental entity; (2) requirements have been met as set forth in 16.643.3.8, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 NMAC. (3) applicant shall provide a sworn affidavit that provides the name, address, years of employment and supervisors name; (4) sworn affidavit that the applicant was personally and professionally affected by the disaster; (5) verification of previous employment will be accepted from co-worker when it is impossible to obtain it from the employer; (6) nothing in this section shall constitute a waiver of qualifications of the requirements for licensure contained in 16.64.3 NMAC. B. The board may waive the application fee of $ 50.00, licensure fee of $ 150.00 only, but not the $ 50.00 examination fee. C. The board may waive the specific forms required under Subsection A of 18.104.22.168 NMAC only if the applicant is unable to obtain documentation from the federal declared disaster areas. D. Emergency provisional license shall expire four (4) months from date of issue. Application for initial license shall be made on or before June 30, 2007 following the date of issue of the emergency provisional license. E. The board reserves the right to request additional documentation, including but not limited to, recommendation forms and work experience verification forms prior to approving the initial license.