The Standard Journal

Polk County to host GAVER training workshop

- From staff reports

Polk County is playing host to local officials, coroners and funeral directors who want to learn about Georgia’s latest update to their system for reporting death certificat­es.

On Saturday, Coroner Tony Brazier is joining his department with officials from the Polk Coun- ty Probate Court office to help put on a seminar for new officials who are unfamiliar with the newest iteration of GAVER, or the Georgia Vital Events Registrati­on System.

The network gives local and state officials a way to report death certificat­es with greater ease than before, and Brazier said his hope was to get newly appointed coro- ners and officials in offices who use the system together for a demonstrat­ion of how it works.

“Georgia’s death certificat­e reporting app hasn’t been updated in a long time, and what they’ve done is a step in the right direction,” he said.

However the software isn’t exactly easy for people unfamiliar with the process to use, and so Brazier said the workshop will provide some training for getting updated on how it works.

Those interested in participat­ing in the workshop on Saturday in an invite-only capacity can contact Brazier at 770712-7146. Those interested can also talk to the probate court office in Polk County at 770-7492128.

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