GO LIVE DATE FOR "D.A.V.E." IS MONDAY 10/2/17
Funeral Establishments, please review the following letter from the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office regarding the transition to D.A.V.E.:
September 20, 2017
Subject: Transition to Arizona’s new Electronic Death Registry System, DAVE; OME approach
Dear Funeral Home Partners: As you know, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has procured a new Electronic Death Registry System (EDRS) to replace the current system, VSIMS. DAVE will go live on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017.
As you may also be aware, the system will not migrate death records from VSIMS into DAVE if they are not yet registered. Based on our understanding from ADHS, those records not registered before 6:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 will have to be re-created in the new system.
In order to limit the number of death records OME initiates that will have to be recreated in DAVE, we will cease to initiate new death records on Monday, Sept. 25 at 4 pm. If you need a transit permit on an uninitiated death record between 9/25 and 9/29, please contact OME. We will work with you and our partners in the Maricopa County Office of Vital Registration (OVR) to expedite a record so you can serve your client families, even if it results in us having to re-create the record later in DAVE.
OME anticipates continuing to review cremation request transit permits as long as possible before VSIMS goes offline.
After DAVE goes live, we will begin to work on the backlog of records as best we can while learning to use the new system.
Thank you in advance for your patience and partnership in this transition.
Jeff Johnston, MD
Chief Medical Examiner and Department Director
Online Training Available in LearningZen beginning August 25, 2017. Contact us at [email protected] to set up an account. Training is required to access the DAVE system.
Visit our DAVE web page: https://sites.google.com/site/davetrainingbvr/
You may view the Revised Death Registration Worksheet at: https://funeralboard.az.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/VS-28_enabled%20-%209-20-17%20Final.pdf
You may view the Revised Fetal Death Registration Worksheet at: https://funeralboard.az.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/VS-38_enabled%20-%209-18-17%20Final.pdf
**The funeral home qualifies to request an amendment to a Death Certificate under the "A Person" Section of Arizona Administrative Code R9-19-310(B). A Consulate of a Foreign Government may also request an amandment to a Death Certificate pursuant to Arizona Administrative Code R9-19-310(E).
To create and maintain a balance between fair and equitable business regulation and the protection of the public's health, safety and welfare in the use and purchase of goods and services required for death.