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1 What Gives You the Right? MN Statutes & Rules Governing Birth Registration

2 Birth Registration Statute , subdivision 1: A record of birth for each live birth which occurs in this state shall be filed with the state registrar within five days after the birth. A record of birth for each live birth which occurs in this state shall be filed with the state registrar within five days after the birth.

3 Births en Route Statute , subdivision 5: When a birth occurs in an institution or en route to an institution, the person in charge of the institution or that person’s authorized designee shall obtain the personal data required under this section and shall prepare the record of birth. When a birth occurs in an institution or en route to an institution, the person in charge of the institution or that person’s authorized designee shall obtain the personal data required under this section and shall prepare the record of birth.

4 Basic Birth Information Required Rule , subpart 4, item B: If birth information requirements are waived according to item A, at least the following information must be provided: If birth information requirements are waived according to item A, at least the following information must be provided: 1)date and county of birth 2)child’s sex 3)birth order if multiple birth 4)first name, middle name, and maiden surname of mother

5 Infants of Unknown Parentage Rule , subpart 4, item C: 1) if the actual date of birth cannot be determined, the date found must be recorded as the date of birth 2) if the actual place of birth cannot be determined, the place found must be recorded as the place of birth 3) the name given to the child by the custodian of the child must be recorded as the child’s legal name 4) the name and address of the custodian must be recorded as the name and address of the attendant

6 Safe Place Babies Statute , subdivision 1 (a): A hospital licensed under sections to shall receive a newborn left with a hospital employee on the hospital premises, provided that: A hospital licensed under sections to shall receive a newborn left with a hospital employee on the hospital premises, provided that: a)the newborn was born within 72 hours of being left at the hospital, as determined within a reasonable degree of medical certainty; and b)the newborn is left in an unharmed condition.

7 Vital Record Definition Statute , subdivision 8: “Vital record” means a record or report of birth, stillbirth, death marriage, dissolution and annulment, and data related thereto. The birth record is not a medical record of the mother or the child. “Vital record” means a record or report of birth, stillbirth, death marriage, dissolution and annulment, and data related thereto. The birth record is not a medical record of the mother or the child.

8 Social Security Numbers Statute , subdivision 4 (a): Parents of a child born within this state shall give the parents’ Social Security numbers to the Office of the State Registrar at the time of filing the birth record, but the numbers shall not appear on the record. Parents of a child born within this state shall give the parents’ Social Security numbers to the Office of the State Registrar at the time of filing the birth record, but the numbers shall not appear on the record.

9 Fetal Death Definition Rule , subpart 12: “Fetal Death” means death of a product of human conception before the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy, that is not an induced termination of pregnancy. “Fetal Death” means death of a product of human conception before the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy, that is not an induced termination of pregnancy.

10 Fetal Death Report Statute , subdivision 1: A fetal death report must be filed within five days of the death of a fetus for whom 20 or more weeks of gestation have elapsed, except for abortions defined under section A fetal death report must be filed within five days of the death of a fetus for whom 20 or more weeks of gestation have elapsed, except for abortions defined under section

11 Recognition of Parentage Rule , subpart 5: If the mother and father of a child are not married at the time of birth and there is no presumption of paternity according to MN Statutes, section , the father’s name must not be entered on the birth record unless, at the time of filing, a recognition of parentage prepared according to MN Statutes, section , accompanies the filing of birth documentation. If the mother and father of a child are not married at the time of birth and there is no presumption of paternity according to MN Statutes, section , the father’s name must not be entered on the birth record unless, at the time of filing, a recognition of parentage prepared according to MN Statutes, section , accompanies the filing of birth documentation.

12 Presumption of Paternity Statute , subdivision 1: A man is presumed to be the biological father of a child if: A man is presumed to be the biological father of a child if: a)he and the child’s biological mother are or have been married to each other and the child is born during the marriage, or within 280 days after the marriage is terminated by death, annulment, declaration of invalidity, dissolution, or divorce, or after a decree of legal separation is entered by a court.

13 ROP Educational Materials Statute , subdivision 7: Hospitals that provide obstetric services and the state registrar of vital statistics shall distribute the education materials and recognition of parentage forms prepared by the commissioner of human services to new parents and shall assist parents in understanding the recognition of parentage form, including following the provisions for notice under subdivision 5. Hospitals that provide obstetric services and the state registrar of vital statistics shall distribute the education materials and recognition of parentage forms prepared by the commissioner of human services to new parents and shall assist parents in understanding the recognition of parentage form, including following the provisions for notice under subdivision 5.


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