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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 550. Board of Health Regulations Governing Vital Records

12VAC5-550-125. Certificate of birth resulting in a stillbirth.

In accordance with § 32.1-258.1 of the Code of Virginia, a certificate of birth resulting in a stillbirth shall be issued upon request from the parent for a fetal death of 20 weeks or more gestation and payment of the appropriate fee for a vital record. This certificate shall contain the following information; name (optional), mother's maiden name, father's name (if indicated), date of event, and hospital of occurrence. When no report of spontaneous fetal death is available to establish the event, documentation from the following sources is acceptable: physician or licensed nurse midwife who provided care to the mother, documentation from the medical record maintained at the hospital of occurrence, copy of the report of spontaneous fetal death or documentation from funeral service director (if such services were provided).

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-250 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 26, eff. October 8, 2003.

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