February 15, 2002





ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 149

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DIGEST OF SB 149 (Updated February 13, 2002 3:02 PM - DI 107)



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.





Lawson C, Meeks C, Craycraft, Johnson
(HOUSE SPONSORS _ SUMMERS, BUDAK)




    January 7, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.
    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.

HOUSE ACTION

    February 5, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Human Affairs.
    February 14, 2002, reported _ Do Pass.






February 15, 2002

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 149



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning health.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    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

chapter.
    (f) A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth must be issued on tamper resistant paper.