Arizona Department of Health Services has implemented the state’s new electronic death registration system, the Database Application for Vital Events (DAVE). This online system allows clinicians to certify the cause of death using a computer or tablet, and eliminates the need for fax and paper certification.
Arizona Revised Statute 36-325 states that the health care provider shall complete and sign the medical certification of death on a death certificate within 72 hours. This online system emails providers with notification of any pending certificate and allows for the providers to complete the certificate online.
Any clinician that completes death certificates needs to register for this database. Attached is The D.A.V.E. registration form and available here. A verified account must include the clinician’s e-mail address and all facilities they are associated with.
The new system was designed to be more efficient for clinicians and their patients’ families, and to streamline the process behind a difficult, emotional time. If patients’ families are experiencing difficulties, please refer them to the banner located at the top of azdhs.gov or call the ADHS main line at 602-542-1025.
D.A.V.E. Training PowerPoint
D.A.V.E. Information site and training video
ADHS Bureau of Vital Records