If your loved one is under hospice care, contact hospice first. Ask them their protocol.
Hospitals, Nursing Homes, or other Institutional Facilities
When a death occurs within a licensed facility please contact the facility, inform them Direct Cremation at 1 (800) 321-8230is in charge of cremation arrangements.
Medical Examiners or Coroners
Some deaths require the Medical Examiner or Coroners to take the deceased into their facility. This website has release forms for the county having jurisdiction, a county Medical Examiner fee will also apply.