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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 4. Delayed Registration of Birth [102525 - 102610]

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

ARTICLE 3. Evidence [102575 - 102585]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 4. )

102575.
  

“Affidavit,” as used in this chapter, is defined as a written statement executed under oath by a person who at the time of birth was at least 5 years old and had knowledge of the facts of birth and shall include the full name of the person whose birth is being registered, the names of his or her parents, the date and place of his or her birth and the basis of the affiant’s knowledge of these facts.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1996.)

102580.
  

“Documentary evidence,” as used in this chapter, is defined as original or certified copies of a record that was executed at least five years prior to the date of application, and that substantiates the date and place of birth of the person whose birth is being registered; except that if the person whose birth is being registered is under 12 years of age the record shall have been executed only at least two years before the date of application. Examples of documentary evidence that shall generally be considered acceptable are hospital records of birth, baptismal certificates or other church records, school records, census records, social security records, military service records, voting registration records, birth certificate of child of person whose birth is being registered, certificates of registry of marriage, and newspaper notices of birth.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1996.)

102585.
  

For births that are being registered under this chapter there shall be required documentary evidence and affidavits pursuant to one of the following:

(a)  Two pieces of documentary evidence, at least one of which shall support the parentage.

(b)  One piece of documentary evidence and one affidavit executed by the physician or other principal attendant.

(c)  One piece of documentary evidence and two affidavits executed by either the mother, father, or other persons having knowledge of the facts of birth.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 304.4. Effective September 29, 1996.)

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