Section 22-9A-13.1

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the following words shall have the following meanings:

(1) CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH RESULTING IN STILLBIRTH. A certificate issued to record and memorialize the birth of a stillborn child.

(2) STILLBIRTH or STILLBORN. An unintended, intrauterine fetal death after a gestational age of not less than 20 completed weeks.

(b) Effective January 1, 2012, the State Registrar shall issue a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth upon the request of a parent named on a report of fetal death filed on or after January 1, 2007. A Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth shall be issued within 60 days from the date of the request.

(c) The person who is required to file a report of fetal death under Section 22-9A-13, shall advise the parent of a stillborn child:

(1) That a parent may, but is not required to, request the preparation of a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth.

(2) That a parent may obtain a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth by contacting the State Office of Vital Statistics after requesting the certificate and paying the required fee.

(3) How a parent may contact the Office of Vital Statistics to request a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth.

(d) The State Board of Health may adopt rules to implement and administer this section. In addition to any other information required by the rules of the State Board of Health, the certificate shall include the following:

(1) The date of the stillbirth.

(2) The county in which the stillbirth occurred.

(3) The name of the stillborn child as provided in the report of fetal death. If a name was not provided at the time of the filing of the report of fetal death, the State Registrar, upon the request of a parent listed in the report of fetal death, shall add a name to the certificate when issued.

(4) The file number of the corresponding report of fetal death.

(5) The following statement: "This certificate is not proof of live birth."

(e) The fee for the issuance of the Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth shall be the same as the fee collected for the issuance of a certified copy of any other vital record.

(Act 2011-706, p. 2187, §1.)