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New Legal Form: Formaldehyde-free Embalming Authorization

Posted: March 23, 2012

One of NFDA's most valuable member resources is its sample forms and legal documents. NFDA has a comprehensive toolbox of nearly 125 forms that were developed by its General Counsel Scott Gilligan. There are forms for virtually every circumstance. The newest is an authorization form for formaldehyde-free embalming.

This new form not only serves as an embalming authorization form, but also includes a clause indicating that the family wants the funeral home to use a formaldehyde-free embalming solution and understands that the results may differ from those of a solution containing formaldehyde.

Members can download this and all sample legal forms and documents from the NFDA website (; login required) at any time and at no cost. The forms cover a variety of situations, such as

  • Right of disposition
  • Authorization forms (embalming, cremation, disinterment, etc.)
  • Custody and transport of remains
  • Personal property instructions
  • Preneed
  • Funeral Rule
  • Employment forms
  • And more