The Vital Statistics Advisory Committee
The Vital Statistics Advisory Committee reviews and provides recommendations to the State Registrar on the adequacy of procedures pertaining to the release of vital statistics and confidentiality of personal health and medical information.
Requests for the use of confidential birth and death data are reviewed by the Committee to detemine whether a legitimate scientific interest is presented and the significance of the project justifies use of confidential information.
The Committee assures that all research conducted using birth and death certificate data is consistent with guidelines provided by the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects.
The schedule, agenda, and minutes for upcoming VSAC meetings, which are held on the second Wednesday of each month, can be found below. If you have any questions, please contact the Health Information and Research Section staff at HIRS@cdph.ca.gov for more information.