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Funeral Trusts and ContractsNew 2020!
Funeral Trusts and Contracts Regarding Medicaid & Title 19

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

CFDA Membership Alert
Effective January 1, 2020, all pre-need irrevocable funeral service contracts must set forth a statutory notice regarding the disposition of unused funds following performance of the contract. The statutory language can either be included directly in the irrevocable contract, or placed on a separate page and incorporated into the contract. A sample form is provided for your review.
New 2020!
Amendment to Prepaid Irrevocable Pre-Need Funeral Contract

Connecticut State Website -

Ebola Information - Fact Sheet (PDF)

It’s Time to Get “REAL” About the Identity of the Funeral Director Download PDF


CFDA Code of EthicsCFDA Code of Ethics
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Pandemic Flu Information
 sphere02  CFDA Pandemic Flu Plan: Statement of Purpose (PDF)
(Also available in Word .doc format 5.4M)

 sphere02  CFDA Pandemic Flu Matrix (Word .doc 47K)

Directory of National, State and Funeral Service
phone numbers, addresses and website links

Media Relations: Resources for Reporters, Editors and Producers

National Funeral Directors Association Consumer Resources here

The Probate Court and You - FAQ about Estates & Probate
NOTE: Hardcopy available through

 sphere02  Family Support Services Scholarships

 sphere02  Mortuary Science Scholarships

Additional Consumer Information here

 sphere02  Resumption of State-funded Military Funeral Honors

 sphere02  New VA Form Available for Ordering Grave Marker Medalion

 sphere02  Office of Survivors Assistance - Advocating for Survivors of America’s Veterans

 sphere02  Additional Veterans information here

Operation E.L.F. Information here



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Resource Guide Click here

COVID-19 the Reference Library Click here

2023 CFDA Membership Directory Click here

Important Information on Advocacy/Legislation Issues Click here

DSS Issues with Partially Funded Burial Plot Contracts View/Download

Music License Only Fee through NFDA

Ebola Information Talking Points (PDF)

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. View correspondence from Atty. John McHugh and the response from the DSS.

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 consumer. More information and to view the CT statute.

Connecticut Department of Public Health Vital Records Office
Vital Records Office Website

CFDA Calendar of Events



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