Enrolled HB 2: Relating to the issuance of a certificate of birth resulting in a stillbirth.
00Enrolled HB 2 01 Relating to the issuance of a certificate of birth resulting in a stillbirth. 02 _______________ 03 * Section 1. AS 18.50 is amended by adding a new section to read: 04 Sec. 18.50.235. Certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth. (a) After a 05 stillbirth occurs in the state, the person required to file a fetal death registration under 06 AS 18.50.240(b) shall advise the mother and, if the father is present, the father 07 (1) that the parent may request the preparation of a certificate of birth 08 resulting in stillbirth; 09 (2) that the parent may obtain a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth 10 by contacting the bureau; and 11 (3) of the contact information for the bureau. 12 (b) A parent who requests a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth may 13 provide a name for placement on the certificate. If a name is not provided, the bureau 14 shall cause the certificate to show either "baby boy" or "baby girl," as appropriate, and 15 the last name of the parent who requested the certificate. The name provided on the
01 certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth must be the same name as the name on the 02 fetal death certificate. 03 (c) A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth must include the state file 04 number of the corresponding fetal death certificate. 05 (d) The department shall prescribe the form and content of a certificate of 06 birth resulting in stillbirth to record the birth and specify the information required to 07 prepare the certificate. 08 (e) A certificate issued under this section is not proof of a live birth, and the 09 certificate must contain the phrase "not proof of live birth." The bureau may not use a 10 certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth to calculate live birth statistics. 11 (f) A parent may request that the bureau issue a certificate of birth resulting in 12 stillbirth regardless of the date on which the certificate of fetal death was issued. 13 (g) The department may adopt regulations needed to implement this section. 14 (h) In this section, 15 (1) "fetal death" has the meaning given in AS 18.50.950; 16 (2) "stillbirth" means a fetal death that resulted in the issuance of a 17 fetal death certificate under AS 18.50.240.