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Electronic Death Registration

Florida Dept. of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics

The Bureau of Vital Statistics has implemented the e-Vitals Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS)across the state of Florida.  The death certificate is a permanent legal record of the fact of death of a person. As a permanent legal record, the certificate is extremely important to the decedent’s family. It is also needed for a variety of medical and health-related research efforts.

All persons concerned with the registration of deaths must strive for:

  • Accuracy
  • Promptness in reporting
  • Completeness

The Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) enables funeral directors, medical examiners, and private practitioners to create and file Florida death records into the Bureau of Vital Statistics database. The electronic filing of the death record via EDRS results in a more accurate review, analysis and distribution of health statistics in an efficient, secure and convenient manner.

If you are a interested in becoming an online user of the Bureau of Vital Statistic’s Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS), click here to request the required access forms. Each stakeholder in the death registration process will also need to complete their required training. Access forms and the required training will be emailed to requestor shortly after the request is received by the Bureau of Vital Statistics Helpdesk unit.

Looking to become an online user? Click on this link: Request Access Forms