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                      STATE               OF         RHODE                 ISLAND

                                          IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

                                       JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2007
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                                                  AN ACT

                      RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- VITAL RECORDS



               Introduced By: Representatives Malik, and Gablinske

               Date Introduced: January 17, 2007

               Referred To: House Health, Education & Welfare




     It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

1            SECTION 1. Chapter 23-3 of the General Laws entitled "Vital Records" is hereby

2    amended by adding thereto the following section:

3            23-3-10.2. Certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth -- Filing. – (a) The state registrar

4    of vital records shall establish a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth for fetal deaths, as

5    defined in section 23-3-1, occurring in the state after a gestational period of twenty (20) weeks or

6    more. The certificate shall be issued only at the request of either individual listed as mother or

7    father on the report of fetal death. The certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth shall meet all of

8    the format requirements for a certificate of live birth as provided for in this chapter. If the parents

9    of the stillborn child decide not to name the stillborn child, the person preparing a certificate of

10   birth resulting in stillbirth shall leave blank any references to the stillborn child's name.

11           (b) The certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth shall be filed with the state registrar of

12   vital records within ten (10) days after the delivery. When a birth resulting in stillbirth occurring

13   in the state has not been registered within one year after the date of delivery, a certificate marked

14   "delayed" may be filed and registered in accordance with regulations of the department of health

15   promulgated pursuant to the provisions of section 23-3-3 relating to evidentiary and other

16   requirements sufficient to substantiate the alleged facts of birth resulting in stillbirth.
1        SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.


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                                           EXPLANATION

                                BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

                                                   OF


                                             AN ACT

                 RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- VITAL RECORDS



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1        This act would allow for the issuance of certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth.

2        This act would take effect upon passage.


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