Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Please see the following information from the Office of Vital Records, Virginia Department of Health, regarding upcoming updates to the E-Amendment process.
Dear Licensed Funeral Directors, Funeral Service Licensees, and Stakeholders,
We are excited to announce the deployment of the Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) Release 5.0 – Totally Electronic E-Amendment. This release will take effect on Monday, December 4, 2023. We know you have been patiently anticipating this release – and so have we. We extend a big thank you to our EDRS Stakeholders group, our EDRS development team, and the Vital Records staff for all the hard work in making this happen. Attached are the following documents for your review:
Letter from Seth Austin, OVR Director and State Registrar
Written instructions on how to submit an E-Amendment under the new process
Video instructions on how to submit an E-Amendment under the new process
Reference documentation on administrative amendments and judicial amendments
If you have any questions about this release or other EDRS-related issues, feel free to reach out to the OVR Field Services team.
Office of Vital Records