Information on the Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) for Medical Facilities

Individuals working at medical facilities who have questions about how to use EDRS to report deaths electronically should see the documents below for instructions and background on the various parts of the system.

If you have any questions or problems that cannot be answered by the following information, please contact the NYC Bureau of Vital Statistics by calling 646-632-6705 or sending us an email to .

How Do I …

Create and update death user accounts in EVERS? (PDF)
For Administrators only

Create a NYC MED account? (PDF)
Report deaths in EVERS? (PDF)
Report death duplicate cases in EVERS? (PDF)
Monitor cause of death eLearning completion? (PDF)
Submit cause of death query amendment in EVERS? (PDF)
Report interim disposition? (PDF)
Report City burials? (PDF)
Monitor death pending queues? (PDF)
Submit death amendments? (PDF)

Referring Deaths to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME)

OCME investigates cases of persons who die within New York City from criminal violence, by accident (including drug intoxication), by suicide, suddenly when in apparent health, when unattended by a physician, as a complication of a therapy, or in any suspicious or unusual manner. If a physician suspects or has determined that an external factor contributed to the death, whether within days of the death or years prior to the death, they must consult the medical examiner to determine appropriate jurisdiction of the case. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Help Desk.

Office of Chief Medical Examiner

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