Utah Admin. Code R436-2-5 - Reconciliation of Certificates

Current through Bulletin No. 2021-18, September 15, 2021

(1) If the infant of unknown parentage or the relinquished newborn child is identified and a certificate of live birth is found or obtained, the foundling certificate submitted under this rule shall be voided and placed in a sealed file and shall not be open to inspection except as otherwise provided for in this rule or Title 26, Chapter 2, Utah Vital Statistics Act.
(2) A sealed file under Subsection (1) may only be open to inspection:
(a) as provided in Sections 26-2-22, 78B-6-141, and 78B-6-144 and Rule R436-18;
(b) upon the order of a court with competent jurisdiction; and
(c) by the state registrar to properly administer the state vital records and statistics system.
(3) As authorized in Section 26-2-7, the Office shall determine which certificate under Subsection (1) should be sealed and which should be given to the guardian of the child or the child based on completeness and accuracy of information.
(4) As authorized in Section 26-2-7 and Rule R436-3, the Office may resolve conflicting birth and foundling certificates. This includes duplicate certificates for an individual and determining which is the most appropriate for the individual to use.


Utah Admin. Code R436-2-5
Adopted by Utah State Bulletin Number 2021-11, effective 5/26/2021

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