(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.
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
State Registrar, with the approval of the Department, shall determine the
responsibilities and duties of each office independently.