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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 550. Board of Health Regulations Governing Vital Records
7/23/2024

12VAC5-550-220. Procedure.

Whoever assumes custody of a living infant of unknown parentage shall on a blank certificate of live birth report the required facts. The certificate shall be plainly marked "foundling registration" in the top margin and data required will be determined by approximation. Parentage data shall be left blank, and the certification of the informant shall be signed by the custodian indicating title, if any. The item "Certification of the attendant," shall be signed by the physician who examines the foundling child. On the reverse of the form shall be listed the name and address of the persons or institution with whom such child has been placed for care and the date and place the child was found.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-273 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-29-100 § 7.1, eff. April 1, 1995.

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