Recent Announcements and News

Using EDRS to Satisfy Portions of
Bodies Handled Report Requirements

Effective October 1, 2021, many Funeral Establishments and Direct Disposal Establishments may use EDRS to satisfy the majority of the Bodies Handled Report requirements found in section 497.382, Florida Statutes, and Rule 69K-20.001, Florida Statutes. Full directions for using EDRS for this purpose are available in this document: Directions for EDRS re Bodies Handled Reporting 9-27-21. The Department of Health has also provided guidelines to give our licensees additional assistance on using the EDRS Reports Tab: Reports Tab - Guidelines.

These new functions to EDRS are the result of a complex joint project with the Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, and our Division. We are very pleased to be able to offer Florida’s Funeral Establishments and Direct Disposal Establishments the additional options for completing their monthly Bodies Handled Report requirements.

Please contact our Division at 1-800-323-2627 for questions relating to the Bodies Handled Reports or the Florida Department of Health Vitals Statistics Helpdesk at 1-866-295-5902 for questions concerning EDRS.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT AVAILABLE FOR VIDEOCONFERENCES

We are excited to announce that we have developed a process for our licensees to obtain CEU credits for attending our Videoconferences. In order to receive credit, licensees must provide their name, license number, meeting date, email address and the phone number you connected to the meeting with. This is very important, as the phone number (or email address if you connected via the web) will be used to confirm your attendance and the length of time you were on the call. Please email ALL of the requested information to LaTonya.Bryant@myfloridacfo.com.

FINGERPRINTING PROCEDURES

The Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services will no longer be providing or accepting fingerprint cards. If there is not a LiveScan location available in your area, please contact IdentoGO By MorphoTrust USA regarding fingerprinting procedures and to obtain fingerprint cards. Please see the IdentoGO web site for further instructions.

CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDERS – COURSE ROSTERS

The Division uses the DICE electronic data tracking system to manage continuing education data. This system has been enhanced to allow course providers to enter course completion information directly into DICE, from course rosters, by using the attendee’s social security number or FCCS license number