To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida
through integrated state, county, & community efforts.
Cause of Death
instructional flyers are available at the County Health Department Vital
The Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics, in cooperation with the
Florida Medical Association and the Florida Association of Medical Examiners,
has developed an online tutorial for
physicians. This tutorial is constructed for
physicians, providing an overview of the death registration process in
Florida and how to go about properly completing the medical information on the
The tutorial provides sample case histories; an explanation of the physicians,
the medical examiners, and the funeral directors responsibilities in getting
death records filed; how mortality data is used and why the death record is so
important to families. This
complimentary tutorial takes approximately one hour to complete.
The Florida Medical Association
has approved this activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
(251kb pdf) This Death Edition of the Vital
Records Registration Handbook is comprised of chapters taken from the comprehensive version of the
handbook. It is designed to assist hospital personnel, birthing center staff, midwives,
physicians, registrars and others engaged in the birth and fetal death registration process. The
procedures recommended are based on Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code.
Physician Should Know About Certifying Cause of Death
This informational brochure is
available at the county Vital Statistics Office.
National Center for Health Statistics Resources