The partnership between the county vital records’ offices and the Center for Health Statistics is essential to a statewide vital records system. Provided here are a number of resources to assist you.
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Our next county webinar/conference call is scheduled for late January:
- January 27 at 3:00pm
- January 29 at 9:00am
This webinar will cover topics and procedures regarding amendments to birth records and the role of county and deputy registrars. All county vital records staff are encouraged to participate. Contact Kerry Lionadh if you would like to register or you have any questions.
Below are the slides and notes from our most recent webinar presentation. We also provide an archive of previous webinars.
September 22nd & 25th, 2014
Topic: Amending death records
- Items the county can amend
- Who can request an amendment
- How amendments are submitted
- Amendment fees
- How amendments are added to a death record
- Amendments requiring special attention
Questions & Answers
The following is a summary of questions asked at our September county webinar on Amendments, along with answers compiled by our staff. The links will take you to our Frequently Asked Questions page for counties.
Question: When a funeral home is completing the top portion of an amendment affidavit request form, if the decedent's name or place of death is the information being corrected, should the funeral homes enter the information that is being corrected or should they enter the information as it will appear on the corrected record?
Question: Can the funeral director or medical certifier turn in a death report without an affidavit if they strike out incorrect item and initial it?
Question: How should we document amendment footnotes if we don’t have a typewriter?
Question: How does the County office amend the medical portion of a death record?
General questions and ideas for training subjects or webinar topics
Vital records liaison, ideas for newsletter articles, and county triennial review lead
OVERS training for counties and webinar administration