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

12VAC5-550-250. Procedures and requirements for late birth registration and delayed birth registration within seven years of date of birth.

A. Late birth registrations and delayed birth registrations filed within seven years of the date of birth shall be prepared and filed on the certificate of live birth form in use at the time of birth. To be acceptable for filing, the certificate must be signed by the physician or other person who attended the birth; or if the birth occurred in a hospital, the hospital administrator, or his designated representative, may sign the certificate; or if the physician or other person who attended the birth is not available, and the birth did not occur in a hospital, the certificate may be signed by one of the parents, provided that a notarized statement is attached to the certificate outlining the reason why the certificate cannot be signed by the attendant.

B. The State Registrar or the city or county registrar may require the presentation of additional evidence in support of the facts of birth or an explanation for the delay in filing in any case where there appears to him reason to question the adequacy of the registration. Home birth records shall follow procedures in 12VAC5-550-100 C.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-29-100 § 8.3, eff. April 1, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 26, eff. October 8, 2003.

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