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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 102. VITAL RECORDS AND HEALTH STATISTICS [102100 - 103925]

  ( Division 102 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 4. )
  

PART 1. VITAL RECORDS [102100 - 103800]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 4. )
  

CHAPTER 14. Certified Copy and Verification of Records [103525 - 103590]
  ( Chapter 14 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 4. )

  
103526.5.  

(a) Each certified copy of a birth, death, or marriage record issued pursuant to Section 103525 shall include the date issued, the name of the issuing officer, the signature of the issuing officer, whether that is the State Registrar, local registrar, county recorder, or county clerk, or an authorized facsimile thereof, and the seal of the issuing office.

(b) All certified copies of birth, death, and marriage records issued pursuant to Section 103525 shall be printed on chemically sensitized security paper that measures 81/2 inches by 11 inches and that has the following features:

(1) Intaglio print.

(2) Latent image.

(3) Fluorescent, consecutive numbering with matching barcode.

(4) Microprint line.

(5) Prismatic printing.

(6) Watermark.

(7) Void pantograph.

(8) Fluorescent security threads.

(9) Fluorescent fibers.

(10) Any other security features deemed necessary by the State Registrar.

(c) (1) The State Registrar may suspend the use of any security feature described in subdivision (b) if necessary to enable the State Registrar, local registrar, county recorder, or county clerk to supply an applicant with a certified copy of a birth, death, or marriage record issued pursuant to Section 103525.

(2) Notwithstanding the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), the department may implement this subdivision through all-county letters or similar instructions from the State Registrar without taking regulatory action.

(d) The State Registrar, local registrars, county recorders, and county clerks shall take precautions to ensure that uniform and consistent standards are used statewide to safeguard the security paper described in subdivision (b), including, but not limited to, the following measures:

(1) Security paper shall be maintained under secure conditions so as not to be accessible to the public.

(2) A log shall be kept of all visitors allowed in the area where security paper is stored.

(3) All spoilage shall be accounted for and subsequently destroyed by shredding on the premises.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 255, Sec. 2. Effective September 9, 2016.)