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Requirements for Certificates of Birth – Ind. Code Ann. § 16-37-2

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A licensed physician, a midwife or a nurse midwife in attendance at a live birth shall file with the local health officer a certificate of birth and any executed paternity affidavit using the electronic Indiana birth registration system.  If none of these individuals was present at the birth, the parents must file the documents with the local health officer.  The certificate must include the full name of the child, the date and place of birth, the name of the father, the maiden name of the mother, and may not refer to the fact that the child was born out of wedlock.

Using the birth certificate, the local health officer must make a permanent record of the name, sex, date of birth, place of birth, name of the parents, birthplace of the parents, and the date of filing of the certificate of birth.  The permanent record will be open to public inspection; however, the birth record of an adopted child will remain confidential.

Current as of June 2015