Dealing With Unclaimed Bodies

Published by Ohio Funeral Directors Association


Join us for an online discussion with attorney Scott Gilligan where we will discuss dealing with unclaimed bodies.

During this 30 minute session we will cover three issues:
1. Why Do Funeral Homes Get Stuck With Unclaimed Bodies?
2. How Does The Funeral Home Carry Out The Disposition Of Unclaimed Bodies?
3. How Does The Funeral Home Get Paid For Its Services?

T. Scott Gilligan
T. Scott Gilligan is an attorney with Gilligan Law Offices in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Gilligan serves as the General Counsel to the National Funeral Directors Association, the largest organization of funeral directors in the country (“NFDA”). Mr. Gilligan has worked on NFDA matters since 1982 and became General Counsel for the Association in 1993. In addition to his representation of NFDA, Mr. Gilligan serves as the General Counsel for the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.


Originally Published

March 13, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Dealing With Unclaimed Bodies - Video
  • Dealing With Unclaimed Bodies - Paper

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