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Reporting of Live Births

The Pennsylvania Vital Statistics Law of 1953 requires that live births that occur in Pennsylvania be reported to the Department of Health within ten days of the date of live birth. Physicians and licensed midwifes attending the birth have a mandatory role in reporting these live births. Other individuals, such as a lay midwife, may also report a live birth if a physician or licensed midwife is not in attendance.  This website outlines our requirements for reporting live births that occur in Pennsylvania.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Bureau is transitioning its electronic birth registration system (EBRS) to eVitals, our new vital records management system.  eVitals is targeted to go live on August 16. User access to the electronic birth registry in the DAVE product will be terminated on Friday, August 13. The exact time for this termination will be published within the next week.  Users are encouraged to enter all births that occur before August 10 into the DAVE product prior to termination of this application.  Births that occur from August 10 through August 13 may be entered into DAVE if you are able to enter and certify the birth record prior to DAVE access being terminated.

Once eVitals is live, we will update this announcement.  In addition, the current splash page in eVitals will be removed and users will have access to eVitals based on their approved role.

REGISTER YOUR ORGANIZATION OR FACILITY NOW FOR A KEYSTONE ID BUSINESS PARTNER ACCOUNT!  Go to the eVitals Sign Up icon above for instructions.

Mandatory training is available through TRAIN PA (www.train.org/pa)

  • Register now for your TRAIN PA account – Watch the 2 minute video at https://www.train.org/tutorials/ for assistance in "Setting Up Your Train Account."
  • Register Now for Training!  Training details are available under Step 2 of eVitals Sign Up.

Register for Your eVitals User Account Now! – Full details on registering for an eVitals user account are available under Step 3 and 4 of eVitals Sign Up.  Users are requested to complete all training and register for an eVitals account by August 10.