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Birth Registration Fraud Risks Steve Elkins State Registrar April 30, 2010.

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1 Birth Registration Fraud Risks Steve Elkins State Registrar April 30, 2010

2 A Series of Risky Situations that might occur at your facility

3 How Do You Know Who You Are Delivering?

4 Admitted Under Another’s Name  Insurance Fraud  Informal Adoption  Problems for NBS, Immunization, local public health follow-up, insurance, medical records (not associated with right person)

5 Married/Not Married  Insurance Fraud  Medicaid Fraud  Subverting Minnesota Marriage Laws  Should You Ask for a Marriage Certificate?

6 Paternity  Multiple ROPs  ROP with not the biological father (insurance fraud, social stigma, informal adoption)  Refusal to complete ROP (MFAR, Child support)

7 Registration for Infant Not Born in Minnesota  US Citizenship  Multiple Registrations for benefits  “Informal” Adoption or Sale of Infant

8 Hospital Complimentary BC  If Accepted – Not accurate, not legal, easy to forge  If Rejected - “Upset” Parents or Registrant leading to delay  MR&C Commemoration – An accuracy check, labeled as not a legal birth certificate, customizable to facility

9 Reporting Problems Asking for Assistance  Facility Administration  Local Law Enforcement  State Vital Records Fraud Prevention Coordinator – Brenda Shinaul

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