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

12VAC5-550-150. Requirements for completion.

All certificates and records provided for in the statutes governing vital event registration shall be prepared on a typewriter with a black ribbon whenever possible or shall be printed legibly in black ink or written legibly in black unfading ink or entered on electronic media approved by the State Registrar. All signatures required shall be entered in black ink. No certificate shall be considered as complete and correct and acceptable for filing that:

1. Does not supply all items of information called for thereon or satisfactorily account for their omission.

2. Contains alterations or erasures.

3. Does not contain original signatures.

4. Is marked "copy" or "duplicate."

5. Is a carbon copy or photocopy.

6. Is prepared on an improper form.

7. Contains obviously improper or inconsistent data.

8. Contains any data relative to the putative father of a child born out of wedlock without his written consent or unless determined by a court of competent jurisdiction as required by § 32.1-257 of the Code of Virginia.

9. Contains an indefinite cause of death denoting only symptoms of disease or conditions resulting from disease.

10. Is not prepared in conformity with these regulations or instructions issued by the State Registrar.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-29-100 § 4.01, eff. April 1, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 26, eff. October 8, 2003.

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