The Autopsy Service typically does not call the family or funeral home. It is the responsibility of the family to contract with a funeral home or cremation service to have their loved one released into the care of the facility of their choice. The family is not expected to coordinate this process, as the facility they have chosen will handle these arrangements.
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection has information on funeral homes and cremation services. Please contact a funeral home or cremation service regarding financial concerns and potential state or federal benefits. State of Connecticut Public Act 04-255 specifies what is expected of funeral directors in the state of Connecticut.
Yale New Haven Hospital cannot recommend a funeral home or cremation service.