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Maryland Department of Health
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Do I have to use MD-EDRS to prepare a death record?
If a death record was started in MD-EDRS by the Medical Certifier, the Funeral Director must complete it in MD-EDRS.
If the Medical Certifier started the certificate on the triplicate paper copy of the death certificate, then the Funeral Director may complete the certificate either (1) on the paper copy; or (2) through MD-EDRS. Workflow options are shown below:
Once given access to MD-EDRS, we encourage Funeral Directors to use MD-EDRS to enter the entire record (including the Medical Certifier information) when the Medical Certifier begins the record on a paper copy certificate. This will allow you to file the record electronically rather than in person, and will also allow you to print a Burial Transit Permit in your office. Once the system is fully implemented, all Funeral Directors and Medical Certifiers will be required to use EDRS. If a death record was started in MD-EDRS by the Medical Certifier, the Funeral Director must complete it in MD-EDRS.