Reporting of Deaths
Pennsylvania Vital Statistics Law of 1953 requires that deaths that
occur in Pennsylvania be reported to the Department of Health within
four days of the date of death. Funeral homes, medical professionals,
coroners and medical examiners all have a mandatory role in reporting
these deaths. This website outlines our requirements for reporting
deaths that occur in Pennsylvania.
ALL DEATHS ATTRIBUTED TO COVID-19 MUST BE REPORTED THROUGH the Electronic Death
Registration System (EDRS).