EDRS Information for Registrars of Vital Statistics

New Items and Initiatives

  • EDRS training is available for Local Registrars. See the training schedule below to sign up.
  • EDRS Quick Reference Guides are available in the Help menu inside EDRS on the top menu.
  • Color-coded job aids for Local Registrars are available in the Procedures and Reference Guides section of this page.

Log into EDRS

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


New York State began registering deaths in the state in 1881. Public Health Law, Article 41, Title 4, Section 4140 designates the roles and processes established to register a death and arrange for disposition of a body. As of 1953, the death of each person who has died in this state shall be registered immediately and not later than seventy-two (72) hours after death or the finding of a dead human body.

New York State's Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) is a secure, web-based system for health care providers and medical certifiers, medical examiners/coroners, funeral directors, and local registrars as they work together to electronically 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.

Training Resources

Training resources for Local Registrar Offices includes live training, self-paced video tutorials, and reference documents. The schedule for live training is listed below. Video tutorials and reference documents are available below the training schedule.

Training Schedule for Local Registrars

How Training is Conducted

Live training is conducted over the internet and telephone using your computer, internet browser application, and Cisco Webex Player application. The training course for Local Registrars, Deputy Registrars, and Sub-registrars is a 1-hour course. The course includes a visual demonstration showing your workflow in EDRS, a discussion of best practices for Registrar Offices, and a question and answer period.

See Instructions for Viewing Webex Webinar Training for a link to download and install the Webex Player and additional information about the training.

Month Live Webinar Training Schedule for
Local Registrars
(Requires Webex Player installed on your computer)
Select a Date/Time to Sign Up
June 2021 Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - Implementation of EDRS for Registrars
7:00am-8:00am
July 2021 Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - Implementation of EDRS for Registrars
7:00am-8:00am
September 2021 Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - Implementation of EDRS for Registrars
7:00am-8:00am

September 2021 Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - Implementation of EDRS for Registrars
7:00am-8:00am

Video Tutorials

The following Tutorials will launch in a new window/tab.

Tutorials in SCORM 1.2 Format to Install in Your Learning Management System

Documentation

User Account Information

Procedures and Reference Guides