To Advance the Profession of Funeral Service in Connecticut through Public Awareness, Education, Advocacy and High Ethical Standards.

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Courtesy Discounts by Funeral Homes When Funding Irrevocable Funeral Contracts
Recently, our legal counsel contacted the Dept. of Social Services about a problem several funeral homes were encountering with discounted funerals. Click here to view the correspondence from Atty. John McHugh and the response from the DSS. (members only)

Disclaimer of Warranties in CT
CFDA Attorney John McHugh has researched whether Connecticut Funeral Homes are permitted to disclaim warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or to exclude or modify a consumer’s remedies for breach of those warranties in connection with their sale of funeral goods to Connecticut consumers. Click here for more information and a PDF of the statute. (members only)

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FAMIC Study of American Attitudes Toward Ritualization and Memorialization - Executive Summary (PDF)


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Every day, we face new experiences and challenges in funeral service. Some are specific to the business of providing funeral service to the people in our communities. Still more often we find ourselves in a sea of questions about trusts, taxes, marketing and licensing, or the ever-changing requisites for employees, their insurance, their rights and their responsibilities. These solutions and their resources are the business of CFDA.

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Save the Date!  Thursday, December 6th
for the 130th Annual Meeting of CFDA

You are invited! CFDA 130th Annual Convention

Invitation  (PDF)

Registration Form  (PDF)

Suppliers' Contribution for Cocktail Reception Form  (PDF)

Supplier/Vendor Request for Table Display  (Word .docx)


What’s New !

New Form: Authorization and Indemnification Agreement
Please use this to simplify questions when working with a client family regarding SB 467 An Act Concerning the Custody and Control of a Decedent's Body. - Download PDF

CFDA Invites Public to Collect for Operation ELF & CT Children’s Medical Center

The State of Connecticut is Soliciting Bids for Body Transport Services for the OCME
Bids are due June 21, 2018
  Click here for more information

New Form: Cremation Fee Waiver Request for Indigent Decedents -
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CFDA eLearning
Live Webinars, Self-paced Online Seminars
  - Earn Credits
  Learn more here

Funeral Trusts and ContractsFuneral Trusts & Contracts:
Regarding Medicaid & Title 19

   Printed copies available from CFDA.
  Click here for brochure in English.
  Click here for brochure in Spanish.
   Brochure Pricing.

   Amendment to Prepaid Irrevocable
   Pre-Need Funeral Contract

CFDA Announces 2018 Family Support Services Scholarship Recipients
Click here for more information.

Mortuary Science Scholarship Awards
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View Photos of the CFDA December 2017 Meeting

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NEW Form to Schedule Veteran’s Burial
This additional form is now required by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs when scheduling a veteran's burial effective 12/2017.

Connecticut Department of Public Health issues a Revised Certificate of Fetal Death
View a sample copy of the form that has been sent to all birthing hospitals and to the Medical Examiners office. Although the form is revised, the process for completing, filing and issuing the document has not. It still remains a paper-based process. The form is being used as of January 1, 2018.

View the Opiod Discussion Panel - NFDA News: A 50 State View of the Opioid Epidemic
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DSS Reimbursement for Indigent Funerals
An explanation from CFDA Attorney John P. McHugh -
Click here for more information.

OCME Offers Death Certification Tips
Tips to Assist in Keeping Connecticut Vital Statistics Accurate -
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Q&A on New White Collar Exemption Rule
by T. Scott Gilligan, NFDA General Counsel

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The Most Common Financial Mistakes People Can Make When They Lose A Loved One View here

CT State Veterans Cemetery Updated Form
Required for Veterans Burial -
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Members Resource Guide
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Youth and Funerals Resources

Youth and Funeral Resources.
eBook in English  •  eBook in Spanish

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