Vital Records and Statistics Integrated Information System

Effective July 23, 2019

Effective July 23, 2019, Section 44-33-34 of the South Carolina Code of Law was amended to allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to certify the manner and cause of death and sign death certificates pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 63, Title 44 and Chapter 8, Title 32.


Guidance for Certifying Coronavirus Disease 2019

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death. The preferred term to use in the cause of death is COVID-19.

For more details, please contact a Field Consultant @ 803-898-3409


To report any problems accessing the South Carolina VRSIIS system, please send an email to 

To request electronic death registration system access or training, please contact field staff at:

For assistance or additional information contact:
VRSIIS Helpdesk

Vital Statistics
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control

Funeral Home Billable Orders click here.

Commonly Used Forms

SC VRSIIS Training Resources

Death Training Materials

Birth Training Materials

Fetal Death Training Materials


Web Death System