Hi Everyone,

I am sending this out on behalf of Melissa Boynton from DHHS. There is a new Maine Law for Death Certificates that will go into effect on July 1, 2018. Please see the attached letter written by DHHS.

I realize that letters have gone out to most hospitals already from DHHS, but I wanted to be sure that everyone, including all physician offices and MeHIMA members, received this information.

Please contact Melissa Boynton for all on-boarding, training, and questions:

Melissa Boynton
Supervisor, Electronic Data Solutions
Department of Health and Human Services
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Preserve ~Promote ~ Protect
Office of Administration – Public Health Operations
Informatics / Data, Research, and Vital Statistics

220 Capitol Street
11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Tel: (207) 287-5451
Fax: (207) 287-5470
TTY: Call 711 (Maine Relay)


Michelle A. Edwards, RHIA
MeHIMA President

Medical Certification Letter