S.C. Code Regs. 61-19.1100.1104 - Documentary Evidence Required to Amend or Correct Vital Records

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

A. With the exception of corrections as outlined in Section 1102, or an amendment to the medical certification, one or more items of documentary evidence must be presented that support the alleged facts. All documents presented must contain sufficient information to clearly indicate that they pertain to the registrant on the record for which the amendment or correction has been requested.
(1) Documents presented must be from independent sources. Family documents such as records from bibles or genealogical records are not acceptable.
(2) Documents must be in the form of the original record or must be a duly certified copy or excerpt thereof from the original custodian of the record.
(3) For live birth records, the documents submitted must have been established prior to the registrant's (18th) birthday or at least ten years prior to the date of application for the amendment.
(4) For death records, the documents submitted must have been established at least 10 years prior to death unless otherwise specified by the State Registrar.
B. The State Registrar shall evaluate the evidence submitted in support of any amendment, and when he or she finds reason to doubt its validity or adequacy, the amendment may be rejected and the applicant advised of the reasons for this action.

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S.C. Code Regs. 61-19.1100.1104
Replaced and amended by State Register Volume 40, Issue No. 06, eff. 6/24/2016.

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