An Introduction to Vital Statistics for Funeral Directors

Presentation by FL Department of Health/Bureau of Vital Statistics

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Earn 1-hour CE credit toward license renewal at no cost

to IFDF members.

Florida Department of Health/Bureau of Vital Statistics

presents a "Straight Talk" on

Vital Statistics for Funeral Directors

by Lorraine Kratz and Rebecca Bird

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

3:30pm - 4:30 pm ET

The presentation will cover the following topics:

  • Top 3 issues that create calls to the DOH-BVS Helpdesk
  • Reluctant certifiers
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Fetal deaths, infant deaths, and non-viable births
  • Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) tips

Lorraine Kratz is a Quality Assurance Field Representative working with the Department of Health, Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics, and has been with the state office for 28 years.During her tenure she has worked as a Records Center Manager over the Adoption, Delay & Florida Putative Father Registry, Health Services Manager over the Records Registration Section, and as a Field Representative for the Quality Assurance Unit.

Rebecca Bird is currently working as a Quality Assurance Field Representative with the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

She has worked for the Department of Health for 17 years and worked at the county level in Vital Statistics over 8 years.

Rebecca has a background in customer service and health services.

If you are an IFDF member and want to receive 1 CEU for this course, please send your FL license number to the IFDF office at after you have registered for the webinar. You will receive a CE Course Certificate upon completion of the course.

For More Information:

Ruth Bedell, PhD, QAS
Ruth Bedell, PhD, QAS
Associate Director for Outreach Independent Funeral Directors of Florida (850)222-0198