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Office of Vital Records
Birth and Fetal Death Registration for Hospital Staff
Birth registrars and other health professionals play an important role in collecting data about births and in making sure all births are registered. In Minnesota, the State Registrar manages the statewide vital records program and Minnesota Registration & Certification (MR&C) System. Authorized users of MR&C register the births, fetal deaths, and deaths that occur in Minnesota. Other users of MR&C print certified copies of birth and death certificates for eligible requesters.
Minnesota Birth Facility Report Cards
The Office of Vital Records shares performance feedback with hospitals and birth facility staff who register births through Birth Quality Reports The one-page reports summarize the timeliness and completeness of selected birth registration items reported by a facility. Aggregate data for all birthing facilities in Minnesota is presented for comparison.
Minnesota Birth Record Filing Timeliness
Has your facility met and kept the “timeliness in registration” goal? See data by facility, for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 in Birth Record Filing Timeliness by Facility and Year (Excel).
The data for 2023 is for filed records only. Some records remain unfinished at this posting.