Health and Safety
§ 23-3-10.2 Certificates of birth
resulting in stillbirth Filing.
(a) The state registrar of vital records shall establish a certificate of birth
resulting in stillbirth for fetal deaths, defined as the naturally occurring
intrauterine death of a fetus that occurs after the twentieth (20th) week of
pregnancy. The certificate shall be issued only at the request of either
individual listed as mother or father on the report of fetal death. The
certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth shall meet all of the format
requirements for a certificate of live birth as provided for in this chapter.
If the parents of the stillborn child decide not to name the stillborn child,
the person preparing a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth shall leave
blank any references to the stillborn child's name.
(b) The certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth shall be
filed with the state registrar of vital records within ten (10) days after the
delivery. When a birth resulting in stillbirth occurring in the state has not
been registered within one year after the date of delivery, a certificate
marked "delayed" may be filed and registered in accordance with regulations of
the department of health promulgated pursuant to the provisions of §
23-3-3 relating to evidentiary and other requirements sufficient to
substantiate the alleged facts of birth resulting in stillbirth.
History of Section.
(P.L. 2007, ch. 24, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 26, § 1.)