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Funeral Trusts and Contracts Regarding Medicaid & Title 19
Printed copies available from CFDA.
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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.
Amendment to Prepaid Irrevocable Pre-Need Funeral Contract
Ebola Information - Fact Sheet (PDF)
It’s Time to Get “REAL” About the Identity of the Funeral Director Download PDF
CFDA Code of Ethics
Pandemic Flu Information
CFDA Pandemic Flu Plan: Statement of Purpose (PDF)
(Also available in Word .doc format 5.4M)
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 CFDA
Family Support Services Scholarships
Mortuary Science Scholarships
Additional Consumer Information here
Resumption of State-funded Military Funeral Honors
New VA Form Available for Ordering Grave Marker Medalion
Office of Survivors Assistance - Advocating for Survivors of America’s Veterans
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
2020 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