Birth and Fetal Death Registration Information for Hospital Staff
In Minnesota, the State Registrar maintains the statewide vital records program and the Minnesota Registration & Certification System (MR&C). MR&C is used to electronically register births, fetal death reports and deaths that occur in the state and issue certified copies of birth and death certificates to eligible requesters.
Birth Registrar Training
Birth Registration 101
To attend, email health.MRCAdmin@state.mn.us with Birth Registration 101 and the class date in the subject line.
- Thursday, April 19, 2018, 8 a.m. to noon
Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul, MN
- Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus, Rochester, MN
- Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 8 a.m. to noon
Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN
Birth Certificate eLearning
The Office of Vital Records (OVR) expects new birth registrars to complete the one-hour birth certificate eLearning module within six months of becoming an MR&C user. This course is available online at any time.
The birth certificate eLearning module, Applying Best Practices for Reporting Medical and Health Information on Birth Certificates, is designed to educate clinical and non-clinical providers of medical/health information for the birth certificate or the report of fetal death. The course was developed by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at CDC, in collaboration with the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS), and several individual jurisdictions, one of which was Minnesota.
The module offers information about the importance of, and best practices for, reporting birth certificate and fetal death information. It informs data providers about the important role they play in improving maternal and infant health data and identifies resources available to assist them in their role. Through interactive training, the course assesses their knowledge on the topic of proper birth and fetal death registration, and, for those who successfully complete the course, continuing education credits (CMEs, CNEs, CEUs, CPHs) and certificates are available!