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Data, Research and Vital Statistics

Electronic Death Registration System - Vital Records


Mission Statement:

To improve the timeliness and accuracy of death certificate information for use in public health surveillance, the administration of law, and the protection of individual rights.


The mission of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is to develop and deliver services to preserve, protect and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine. Electronic death registration will support this mission by improving the Center’s ability to expeditiously track and assess mortality due to influenza and other causes of death. In the future, the rapid matching of birth and death certificates, a feature of the system, will help to guard against identity theft by those attempting to obtain and use birth certificates to assume the identity of the deceased.