Electronic Death Reporting becomes Mandatory: message from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 2:12 PM
Coroners, funeral home personnel, physicians and others responsible for the registration of death certificates will soon be required to electronically file information needed to complete death certificates, using the Kentucky Electronic Death Registration System (KY-EDRS).
The change will take effect January 1, 2015, phasing out the paper based system currently used by the Office of Vital Statistics in conjunction with electronic reporting. The transition to exclusive electronic filing, mandated by state law, is anticipated to speed the process, while maintaining the accuracy and security of the records.
Additional information is available on the KY-EDRS website at this link.