Nev. Admin. Code § 440.023 - Alteration or correction of certificate: Request

1. A request to alter or correct information other than medical information on a certificate of:
(a) Birth must originate with the person whose birth is registered on the certificate or the person's parent, guardian or legal representative.
(b) Death or fetal death must originate with a funeral director from the funeral home listed on the certificate, a coroner or medical examiner from the county listed on the certificate or a certifier or informant listed on the certificate.
2. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 3 and 4, a request to alter or correct the medical information on a certificate of birth, death or fetal death must originate with :
(a) The certifier of the medical information on the record ; or
(b) For a certificate of death, any county coroner or medical examiner investigating the death.
3. If the certifier of the medical information on a certificate of birth, death or fetal death is no longer affiliated with the facility at which the birth, death or fetal death was certified, the medical director of the facility or a person acting in a similar capacity at that facility may alter or correct such medical information if:
(a) The medical director or other person submits a request to the State Registrar; and
(b) The State Registrar approves the request.
4. The State Registrar may correct obvious errors on a certificate of birth, death or fetal death. For the purposes of this subsection, the correction of a name is not an obvious error.
5. As used in this section, "medical information" means:
(a) For a certificate of birth, the date and time of birth, sex of the child and name of the facility in which a birth occurred; and
(b) For a certificate of death or fetal death, the date and hour of death, cause of death or any part of the cause of death and information concerning communicable diseases or injuries.

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Nev. Admin. Code § 440.023
Added to NAC by Bd. of Health, eff. 12-3-84; A by R150-18A, eff. 1/30/2019
NRS 440.120

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