California Fetal Death Registration System

CA-FDRS is California's system for electronic fetal death certificate origination and registration. A fetal death certificate provides prima facie evidence of the event and is relied upon for important legal proceedings as well as for the creation of important derivative public health and regulatory data. California currently processes over 3,000 new fetal death certificates per year. The Web-based CA-FDRS system provides the ability for coroners, funeral directors, doctors, and hospitals to submit electronic fetal death certificates for registration 24 hours a day.

EDRS Benefits :

  • Faster registration of fetal death certificates
  • Issuance of the disposition permit in Funeral Homes
  • State Registrar approved methods for 'remote attestation' by medical certifiers -- eliminating the need to track down medical certifiers for signatures
  • Quick determination of status for a pending fetal death certificate
  • Improved data quality through a full set of data validations (edits)
  • Electronic processing of fetal death certificate amendments
  • Data export capability for fetal death certificate records that originated from your organization (subject to enforcement of role and locale based permissions