The State of Alabama is requiring Hospitals to provide death certificates electronically. The Funeral Homes and Hospitals were notified in November 2019 of the change. The date for go live was January 1, 2020. This gave the medical staff time to set up in the system. Occasionally we will have a ER physician who has just been privileged that will need to sign up at the last moment due to a death in the ER. The State has notified everyone that a paper death certificate can take up to 8 weeks to complete.
Donna Crew RHIA
Director of HIS
Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center
P.O. Box 2208
Anniston, AL 36202-2208
Telephone: (256) 235-5373
Fax: (256) 231-8874
Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail is intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above and may contain information that is privileged and confidential. Unauthorized re-disclosure or a failure to maintain the confidentiality of the information contained herein could subject you to penalties under state and federal law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, the reader is hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by telephone.