S.C. Code Regs. 61-19.1100.1103 - Administrative Amendment of Vital Records

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022

A. Unless otherwise provided in these regulations or in the statute, all administrative amendments to live birth and death records shall be supported by documentary evidence and a notarized affidavit setting forth:
(1) information to identify the record;
(2) the items to be amended;
(3) the incorrect information as it appears; and
(4) the correct information as it should appear and supported by documentary evidence.
B. To amend a live birth record, an affidavit of correction shall be initiated and signed by the parents, the legal guardian, or the registrant if 18 years of age.
C. To amend personally identifiable information on a death record, an affidavit of correction shall be signed by the informant or, in the case of the death or incapacity of the informant, the next of kin of the deceased.
D. The medical certification items on a death record may only be amended upon receipt of a signed statement or approved electronic notification from the physician or medical examiner, or coroner who originally certified the cause of death. In the absence or inability of the physician, the cause of death may be amended upon receipt of a signed statement or an approved electronic notification from his or her duly authorized medical associate, or the chief medical officer of the institution in which death occurred, or a medical examiner, or coroner who assumes jurisdiction of the case. The State Registrar may require documentary evidence to substantiate the requested amendment.
E. Upon acceptance of the requested amendment by the State Registrar, records of live birth and death shall be amended by the State Registrar by adding the new information to the record in a manner that preserves the existing information for audit purposes.
F. A notation indicating the record was amended shall be shown on certifications of the record. The date of the change and what item was changed shall also be shown on certifications of the record.

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S.C. Code Regs. 61-19.1100.1103
Replaced and amended by State Register Volume 40, Issue No. 06, eff. 6/24/2016.

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