Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS)

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Log into the New York State Health Commerce System (HCS) to access EDRS:


  • NEW: EDRS Newsletter - Spring 2021 Issue
  • NEW: Effective June 2, 2021, ALL Medical Certifiers and office/facility staff can submit Electronic Amendments via EDRS. See the Procedures and Reference Guides section of your role-specific page for details.
  • REGULATION: Affecting Medical Examiners and Coroners Mandating Post-mortem COVID-19 testing Effective to May 14, 2021. See the Guidance for post-mortem COVID-19 testing and visit your role-specific page for more COVID-19 guidance.
  • REGULATION: Affecting Cremation Authorization during disaster emergencies. See your role-specific page, under COVID-19 section, for details.

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Welcome to the EDRS Website!

New York State's Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) is a secure web-based system for electronically registering deaths. EDRS simplifies the data collection process and enhances communication between health care providers and medical certifiers, medical examiners/coroners, funeral directors, and local registrars as they work together to register deaths.

The system is accessed through the New York State Health Commerce System (HCS) website portal. For more background information about EDRS, its benefits, and New York State's related Public Health Law, click the following link: About EDRS.

Be sure to review the EDRS training resources and documentation information below and on the role-specific pages at left.

Training Program and Schedule

Live training sessions for EDRS are offered as role-specific, visual demonstrations of EDRS with a real-time question and answer period during the training. The live training is conducted as a "webinar" (internet-based seminar) over the internet and telephone, using your computer, internet browser application, and Cisco Webex® Player application.

Pre-recorded training presentations are also available. The recorded training presentations may be accessed and viewed at any time.

Please Note: The Webex Player must be installed on your computer for you to attend any of the webinar presentations - recorded or live. Please see Instructions to Access Webex Webinar Training.

Video tutorials are available on this EDRS website for self-paced training, covering both introductory topics and end-to-end case processing. The self-paced video tutorials are role-specific. The tutorials may be viewed directly in your internet browser (with the exception of SCORM format versions, which are for facilities that have a Learning Management System).

Go to your role-specific page linked in the left menu to view all training recordings and self-paced tutorials or to sign up for a live training session.

Stakeholder Role Recorded Training Presentations
(via Webex)
Self-Paced Video Tutorials
(via your internet browser)
For All EDRS Roles:
Getting Started
HCS Onboarding Training
**Recorded 3/10/2017

The following Tutorials will launch in a new window/tab:
SCORM 1.2 format to install in your Learning Management System:
For HCS Coordinators --- The following Tutorials will launch in a new window/tab:

CME and CEU Credit for Attending EDRS Training

For information about Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit, visit the EDRS Physicians/Medical Certifiers web page. For information about Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for funeral directors, visit the EDRS Funeral Directors web page.

Documentation and Publications

Click the links below to open these PDF documents. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view PDF documents. Download the free Adobe Reader.

Go to the role-specific pages linked in the left menu for more resources.

User Account Information

News and Reference Guides