Amendment training for coroners and medical certifiers

To All EDRS Medical Certifiers (including Non-Medically Licensed Coroners) and staff,

Effective next week, June 2, 2021, all medical providers and staff who use the Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS), including Non-Medically Licensed Coroners, must submit amendments via the EDRS for any case originally filed electronically.

If you are already registered or have completed training, disregard this message.

ACTION REQUESTED:

1. Register for one of the remaining virtual (WebEx) training sessions in the attached PDF document. If possible, attend as a group at your office/facility.

  • If you cannot attend a registered session, contact Laurie asap (see email link below) to withdraw.
  • If you already registered for a session, check your email for the WebEx registration confirmation.

OR

2. Take the self-paced online course, Amendments for Medical Certifiers using the NYS EDRS, available from our Learning Management System by mobile and laptop/desktop using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. NOTE: Make sure you allow pop-ups from this site.

  1. Click this link to go to our Learning Management System (LMS)
  2. Click on Create New User Account and complete all of the fields, using your email address as your username
  3. Click Register
  4. Sign in using the same email address and password
  5. If prompted, enter organization code EDRS
  6. Once logged in, click on Training Activities on the left side of the screen, then Open Activity to the right of the course name in the results list.
  7. In the pop-up course window, click Open to launch the Amendments for Medical Certifiers using the NYS EDRS course

For training questions, please contact Laurie Kropkowski, Sr. Implementation and Training Specialist, laurie.kropkowski@health.ny.gov.

For questions on Amendment Functionality, contact AmendCorrect@health.ny.gov

BACKGROUND:As of June 2, 2021, the statewide rollout of the Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) Amendment functionality is complete and all EDRS users are required to submit amendments via the EDRS for any death record originally filed electronically. Facility/Office staff with an assigned EDRS role can key electronic amendments. Certifiers affiliated with the case need to affirm the amendment. Acceptance of medical corrections by local filing offices for any electronically filed case will be limited.

The EDRS Team | New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records | EDRS Website: http://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/edrs/

Amendment training for coroners and medical certifiers
Click on the registration link of the session you want to attend and add your information. Group participation through one registration is acceptable. You’ll receive an email from WebEx with your personal link to join the class.
For questions, please contact Laurie Kropkowski, Sr. Implementation and Training Specialist, at laurie.kropkowski@health.ny.gov.


May
Date: Monday, May 24, 2021 Time: 10:00 am
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Time: 5:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Time: 8:00 am
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021 Time: 1:00 pm

Date: Friday, May 28, 2021 Time: 2:00 pm

June
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Time: 8:00 am
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Time: 1:00 pm

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