MR&C Online Death Registration
Minnesota Registration and Certification
The Minnesota Registration and Certification (MR&C) system was implemented March 21, 2011, and is the Minnesota Department of Health’s second generation integrated birth and death electronic registration system.
MR&C is paperless, ensures data confidentiality and security, and is designed to improve data quality and timeliness in death registration. It incorporates HIPAA compliant security features such as access control, encryption, and secure data transmission.
MR&C permits physicians or their authorized staff to quickly and accurately complete cause of death any time from any internet-connected computer and from any location. Rapid filing of the cause of death aids the bereaved family, eliminates delays in estate access and settlements, and allows family members to tend to the necessary end-of-life tasks.
MR&C is also a valuable new tool in public health surveillance. Its speed and availability provides our medical researchers valuable mortality data much faster than previously possible.
Functions specific to electronic death registration that were updated or designed in MR&C’s death module, based on physician and medical examiner/coroner use and feedback, are described in the links below.
Work Queue – List all pending death record items that require action
Manage Profile – Update contact information and manage password account
Reassign Medical Certifier – Assign new physician to provide cause and manner of death
Edit Cause of Death – Permit corrections to cause of death information after record is filed
Electronic Cremation Authorization Process – Eliminate paper and dual completion of cause of death information by physician
Built-in Validation Rules (link coming soon) – Validate cause and manner of death entries
Medical Examiner Referral (link coming soon) – Automatic referral of non-natural death cases to M.E./Coroner
Medical Examiner Trigger Terms – Medical conditions listed in cause of death that trigger referral to M.E./Coroner
Spell Check – Automatic spell-check of medical terms listed in cause of death Parts I and II
Instructions for Performing Tasks in MR&C:
MRC Quick-Start Guide for Physicians (PDF: 45 KB/1 page)
MRC Quick-Start for Physician Staff Assistants (PDF: 30 KB/1 page)
MRC Enter a death record (PDF: 107 KB/4 pages)
MRC Physicians Work Queue (PDF: 97 KB/3 pages)
MRC Print Death Worksheet (PDF:57 KB/1 page)
MRC Enter Cause of Death (PDF:165 KB/3 pages)
MRC Correct a Death Record (PDF:78 KB/2 pages)
MRC Death Registration Manual for Medical Users (PDF: 1.1 MB/37 pages)
MRC Manage Profile Secret Question (PDF: 81 KB/2 pages)
MRC Reassign Medical Certifier (PDF: 88 KB/1 page)
MRC Create User - Physican Staff Assistants (PDF: 70 KB/1 page)
MRC Create User - Physicians and ME (PDF: 124 KB/3 pages)
MRC Update User (PDF: 129 KB/3 pages)
ME Death Record Referral - Approve (PDF: 91 KB/1 page)
ME Death Record Referral - Assume (PDF: 82 KB/2 pages)
ME Death Record Referral - Reassign (PDF: 91 KB/1 page)
MRC Help Resources and Troubleshooting (PDF: 256 KB/8 pages)
MRC Electronic Death Registration (PDF: 1.6 MB/24 PowerPoint slides)
Minnesota Registration and Certification (MR&C) Training Site
MRC Enhancements, Dec. 2011(PDF: 18KB/1 page)
Authorization for Final Disposition form (Interactive PDF:25KB/1 page)
Cremation Authorization Process (PDF: 49KB/2 pages)
Cremation Authorization Process Flow Chart (PDF: 95KB/1 page)