All death registrations are managed through the Vitals Information Partnership (VIP) Electronic Death Registration
System (EDRS).  Families not working with a funeral home will assign a special designee to facilitate the processing 
of the record by working directly with the medical certifier, the city/town clerk, and the burial agent.  EDRS access
is not available for the general public.

Please email vip@state.ma.us if you have any questions.

Responsibilities of a Family Designee

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Responsibilities of a Family Designee

The special designee will take n the role of a funeral director, and coordinate the completion of the death certificate
by the medical certifier, working with the city/town clerk for data entry of information into the EDRS, and obtaining
a burial permit.

The process will vary depending on whether the medical certifier and/or medical facility staff are online users of
EDRS or using the manual fax attestation process.

Training

Tools

Resources

Contact Information

V.I.P. Project Team
150 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA  02125
(617) 740-2620
vip@state.ma.us