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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 104 : Birth Records

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 5112)
  • § 5112. Issuance of new birth certificate

    (a) It is the policy of the State of Vermont to honor and acknowledge all gender identities and protect public health and dignity of all individuals in Vermont, irrespective of their gender. Accordingly, the State shall adopt a simple process by which an individual may amend the marker on a birth certificate to reflect the individual’s gender identity, including a third non-binary marker.

    (b) Pursuant to 3 V.S.A. chapter 25, the Department shall adopt rules as necessary for the purposes of implementing, administering, or enforcing the requirements of this section.

    (c) The Department may adopt rules to add gender pronouns to the list of markers on a birth certificate in order to foster a gender literate environment and reflect an individual’s gender identity.

    (d) Except as otherwise required by law, records relating to the amendment of a birth certificate pursuant to this chapter shall be confidential and shall be exempt from public inspection and copying under the Public Records Act. (Added 2011, No. 35, § 4, eff. May 18, 2011; amended 2015, No. 23, § 10; 2017, No. 46, § 38, eff. July 1, 2019; 2021, No. 88 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. July 1, 2022.)