(1) The preferred
method for registration of vital events is through the electronic registration
Vital events not
registered through the electronic registration systems must be completed on the
forms provided by the State Registrar and printed or written legibly in black,
unfading ink and will include the following:
(a) Each required signature shall be entered
in black, unfading ink.
certifier's name will be typed or printed legibly under the
(c) All items of
information called for will be included, or there will be a satisfactory
explanation for their omission.
(3) Death certification may not contain an
indefinite cause of death which denotes only symptoms of disease or conditions
resulting from disease.
certifications of vital events must be prepared in conformity with rules or
instructions issued by the Department.
(5) Elements for the registration of a birth
certificate are on Department Form 105, the Parent Worksheet for Birth
Registration. Form 105 is maintained and accessible on the Department website.
Form 105 includes elements that are required to be completed to obtain a birth
certificate, as well as elements that are necessary for obtaining a child's
Social Security Number and elements that are used in approved medical research
projects. Form 105 indicates whether a particular element is required or
optional as well as what the element is used for.
(6) The required elements on Form 105 are
consistent with federal and state requirements and the Standard Birth
Certificate Worksheet provided by the National Center for Health
(7) Data elements
provided to the Department on Form 105 may only be disclosed or accessed as
provided for in Section