Maternal Death Data Frame (Department of Health)

Adanya Lustig filed this request with the Department of Health of Virginia.
Multi Request Maternal Death Data Frame


From: Adanya Lustig

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

The data record layout, data frame, or any equivalent data framework used by this agency to document maternal deaths. Materials responsive to this portion of this request should include reference to the data elements collected by this department and should not include any personal information. Please feel free to redact any personally-identifying information.

If any clarification is necessary, please feel free to call the MuckRock Office at 617-299-1832.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Adanya Lustig

From: Department of Health

Ms. Lustig,

This is a follow-up to our October 24th telephone conversation regarding your Freedom of Information Act request for maternal death data. I have attached a sample of the VDH Division of Vital Records' current Certificate of Death form. The pregnancy questions highlighted on the death certificate is how the maternal death data is collected. For additional information regarding the Office of the Chief Medical Examiners Maternal Mortality Review Team please contact Melanie Rouse at<> or (804) 205-3857.

If I can assist you further, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Janet Rainey, Director and State Registrar
Virginia Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
P. O. Box 1000
2001 Maywill Street
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 662-6245