Utah Admin. Code R436-1-5 - Authorization of Additional Offices

(1) Full-time local health officers may be authorized by the Department to serve as the local registrar of vital statistics for the area they serve as health officer.
(2) Local registrars will carry out their required duties under the direction and supervision of the State Registrar without payment of any additional fee.
(3) For areas of the state not served by a full-time local health officer, the Department, acting through the State Registrar, may appoint an individual to serve as local registrar.
(4) Local registrars may recommend deputy local registrars for appointment to perform the duties of the local registrar as assigned by them or in their absence.
(5) The State Registrar will delegate such duties and responsibilities to the local registrars as is deemed necessary to ensure the efficient operation of the system of vital statistics. These may include the following:
(a) the processing of death records from the person responsible for filing the record and checking it for accuracy and completeness; and
(b) the issuance of certified copies of birth, death, and fetal death certificates through the Online Link for Issuing Vital Events Records after receiving a completed application from an individual entitled to the certificate and the required fee.
(c) the issuance of burial-transit and disinterment permits and other designated forms as prescribed by regulation or direction of the State Registrar; and
(d) acting as the agent of the State Registrar in their designated area and providing assistance to physicians, hospitals, funeral directors, and others in matters related to the system of vital statistics.
(6) The State Registrar, with the approval of the Department, shall determine the responsibilities and duties of each office independently.


Utah Admin. Code R436-1-5
Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2022-07, effective 3/16/2022

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