Section 22-9A-26

Penalty for violation of chapter or rules of the State Board of Health.

(a) Any person who does any of the following shall be guilty of a Class C felony:

(1) Willfully and knowingly makes any false statement in a certificate, record, or report required by this chapter or rules of the board, or in an application for an amendment to a certificate, record, or report, or in an application for a certified copy of a vital record, or who willfully and knowingly supplies false information intending that the information be used in the preparation of any report, record, or certificate, or amendment of the report, record, or certificate.

(2) With intent to deceive and without lawful authority, makes, counterfeits, alters, amends, or mutilates any certificate, record, or report required by this chapter or rules of the board, or a certified copy of the certificate, record, or report.

(3) Willfully and knowingly obtains, possesses, uses, sells, furnishes, or attempts to obtain, possess, use, sell, or furnish to another, for any purpose of deception, any certificate, record, report, or certified copy thereof, required by this chapter or rules of the board that is any of the following:

a. Made, counterfeited, altered, amended, or mutilated.

b. False in whole or in part.

c. Relates to the birth of another person, whether living or deceased.

(4) As an employee of the Office of Vital Statistics or any district designated under Section 22-9A-4, willfully and knowingly furnishes or processes a certificate of birth, or certified copy of a certificate of birth, with the knowledge or intention that it be used for the purposes of deception.

(5) Without lawful authority possesses any certificate, record, or report, required by this chapter or rules of the board, or copy or certified copy or the certificate, record, or report knowing same to have been stolen or otherwise unlawfully obtained.

(b) Any person who does any of the following shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be fined not less than $100.00 nor more than $500.00 per violation:

(1) Willfully and knowingly fails or refuses to provide information required by this chapter or rules of the board adopted pursuant to this chapter.

(2) Willfully and knowingly finally disposes of a dead body without authorization as specified in Section 22-9A-16.

(3) Willfully and knowingly neglects or violates any of the provisions of this chapter or rules of the board, or refuses to perform any of the duties imposed upon him or her by this chapter or rules of the board.

(Acts 1992, No. 92-607, p. 1255, §26.)