Citations Affected: IC 16-37.
Synopsis: Certificate of birth following stillbirth. Establishes a
certificate of birth for births ending in stillbirth and provides for the
issuance of the certificate upon a parent's request.
Effective: July 1, 2002.
January 7, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
January 10, 2002, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
January 14, 2002, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
January 15, 2002, read third time, passed. Yeas 49, nays 0.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
SECTION 1. IC 16-37-1-8.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2002]: Sec. 8.5. (a) Upon request by a parent of a stillborn child,
a local health officer shall provide to the parent a certificate of
birth resulting in stillbirth.
(b) A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth provided under subsection (a) must contain the following:
(1) The caption "Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth".
(2) A space for the name of the stillborn child.
(c) A certificate provided under this section is in addition to a certificate of stillbirth registration provided under section 8 of this chapter.
(d) For purposes of federal, state, and local taxes, the certificate provided under this section is not proof of a live birth.
(e) A local health department may charge the same fee for a certificate provided under this section as the fee charged for a certificate of birth registration provided under section 8 of this
(f) A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth must be issued on tamper resistant paper.