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Electronic Death Registration

Florida Dept. of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics

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The Bureau of Vital Statistics has implemented the e-Vitals Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) in the Medical Examiner Districts across the state of Florida.  Death records are essential for the just administration of our law and for the protection of individual rights. In addition, the statistical data from these records are of great value to public health and other agencies. 

The need for accurate statistical data on the causes of death was instrumental in establishing the Electronic Death Registration System.   Before today, the process of registering and recording a death was a slow and laborious paper process, requiring travel to and from the local county Health Department along with the record having to pass through multiple units within the county and state offices. 

EDRS has simplified this process by allowing funeral directors to initiate a death registration directly to the state database.  Along with online medical certifiers, the entire registration process has been reduced from several weeks to just a few days, in most cases.

Online tutorials for physicians and funeral professionals

Funeral Directors EDRS

Physicians Cause of Death

Physician's EDRS

 Many physician's and funeral directors deal with veteran's and their families.  The Veteran's Administration has published a new informational brochure about service related disability benefits following a veteran's death. 

Veteran's Service Related Disability Benefits brochure (1.3MB pdf)

Looking to gain access to our Electronic Registration System?  Request the Citrix Access Forms