New Regulatory Changes
Concerning Death Certificate Amendments
We are happy to announce that effective June 24, 2016,
personal information on death certificates will be allowed to be amended without
a court order up to one year after the filing of the original death
This is a result of amendment made to KAR 28-17-20 by the
Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s, Office of Vital Statistics at
the request of the KFDA. Previously such amendments could not be made after 6
months, without a court order.
For amendments to death certificates after one year from
date of filing, do not hesitate to contact KFDA for assistance in preparing
court documents to make such changes.