FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Connecticut Department of Public Health
August 5, 2011 Contact: William Gerrish
Hartford – The Department of Public Health (DPH) today clarified that it will continue to regulate funeral homes, funeral directors, and embalmers. Earlier this week, DPH announced that as part of its budget reduction plan it would no longer license funeral homes, funeral directors and embalmers. This was inaccurate.
While DPH is streamlining processes and reallocating resources in response to budget cuts, it has no plans to stop licensing and inspecting funeral homes, funeral directors, or embalmers.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health is the state’s leader in public health policy and advocacy with a mission to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of our state. To contact the Department, please visit its website at www.ct.gov/dph or call (860) 509-7270.