Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-07-01-.15 - CERTIFICATES OF BIRTH RESULTING IN STILLBIRTH

(1) "Stillbirth" means an unintended, intrauterine fetal death after a gestational age of not less than twenty (20) completed weeks or with a weight of three hundred fifty (350) grams or more.
(2) The state registrar shall prepare a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth when the following conditions are met:
(a) A parent named in the report of fetal death (stillbirth) has submitted a request for a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth; and
(b) The stillborn had attained a weight of three hundred fifty (350) grams or more or a gestational age of at least twenty (20) completed weeks.
(c) In the case of a stillbirth which occurred on or before July 1, 2010, or in the case in which no report of fetal death (stillbirth) is available, evidence that the stillborn met the gestational weight and/or age requirements set forth in (b) above may be proved by the notarized statement of the physician in attendance, birthing institution, nurse-midwife or other knowledgeable informant.
(d) The request for the certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth shall be made on the form provided by the department, which shall include
1. The date of the stillbirth;
2. The county in which the stillbirth occurred;
3. The state file number of the report of fetal death (stillbirth), if known;
4. The sex of the stillborn, if known;
5. The name if any, selected by the requesting parent;
6. The name of the mother who delivered the stillborn;
7. The name of the father of the stillborn;
8. In the case of a stillbirth to an unmarried mother, the father may submit the request upon submission of a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity; or a finding of parentage by a court.
(3) In any case in which no given name is provided to the registrar on the report of fetal death (stillbirth), or the requestor does not provide a name to the registrar, the first name shall be left blank on the certificate, and the last name of the parent or parents shall be entered as provided in T.C.A § 68-3-301 et seq.
(4) A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth may be amended upon the request of the original requestor(s).
(5) A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth shall not be proof of a live birth for any purpose, nor shall it be used by the Department to calculate live birth statistics. Each certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth shall state "this certificate is not proof of live birth."

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-07-01-.15
Emergency rule filed July 26, 2010; effective through January 22, 2011. Emergency rule filed July 26, 2010 expired effective January 23, 2011; rule reverted to its previous status. .Original rule filed November 10, 2010; effective February 8, 2011.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 68-3-102 and 68-3-514.

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