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.
eVitals is now live. All electronic reporting of live births that occur in Pennsylvania should be submitted through eVitals.
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.
Registration for Keystone IDs. See Step 3 of the eVitals Sign Up page to learn how to register for your Keystone ID.
Enrollment in eVitals. See Step 4 of the eVitals Sign Up page to learn how to enroll for eVitals.
Attend a Virtual Office Hour: Join the Bureau of Health Statistics and Registries at a Virtual Office Hours. Registration is available to individuals who have attended the Reporting of Live Birth mandatory course (see Step 3 under eVitals Sign Up for more details). Virtual Office Hours provide you with a forum to ask questions and get support from registry specialists and business analysts at the Bureau of Health Statistics and Registries.