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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 101 : VITAL RECORDS GENERALLY

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 5002)
  • [Section 5002 effective until July 1, 2018; see also section 5002 effective July 1, 2018 set out below.]

    § 5002. Returns; tables

    The Commissioner of Health shall prepare from the returns of births, marriages, civil unions, deaths, fetal deaths, and divorces required by law to be transmitted to the Commissioner such tables and append thereto such recommendations as he or she deems proper, and during the month of July in each even year, shall cause the same to be published as directed by the board. The Commissioner shall file and preserve all such returns. The Commissioner shall periodically transmit the original returns or photostatic or photographic copies to the State Archivist who shall keep the returns, or photostatic or photographic copies of the returns, on file for use by the public. The Commissioner and the State Archivist shall each, independently of the other, have power to issue certified copies of such records. (Amended 1959, No. 329 (Adj. Sess.), § 27, eff. March 1, 1961; 1969, No. 265 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1979, No. 56, § 7; 1999, No. 91 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 2007, No. 96 (Adj. Sess.), § 7.)

  • [Section 5002 effective July 1, 2018; see also section 5002 effective until July 1, 2018 set out above.]

    § 5002. Report of vital statistics; preservation of records; authority to issue

    The State Registrar shall prepare an annual vital statistics report summarizing reports or returns of births, marriages, deaths, fetal deaths, divorces, annulments, and dissolutions received in the prior calendar year. The State Registrar shall periodically transmit original returns of marriages, divorces, annulments, and dissolutions to the State Archivist, who shall keep the returns on file for use by the public. The State Registrar and the State Archivist shall each, independently of the other, have power to issue certified copies of vital event certificates in their custody. (Amended 1959, No. 329 (Adj. Sess.), § 27, eff. March 1, 1961; 1969, No. 265 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1979, No. 56, § 7; 1999, No. 91 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 2007, No. 96 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 2017, No. 46, § 5, eff. July 1, 2018.)