338-5 Compulsory registration of births. Within the time prescribed by the department of health, a certificate of every birth shall be substantially completed and filed with the local agent of the department in the district in which the birth occurred, by the administrator or designated representative of the birthing facility, or physician, or midwife, or other legally authorized person in attendance at the birth; or if not so attended, by one of the parents.

The birth facility shall make available to the department appropriate medical records for the purpose of monitoring compliance with the provisions of this chapter. [L 1949, c 327, 9; RL 1955, 57-8; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, 19; HRS 338-5; am L 1988, c 149, 1]

 

Case Notes

 

Compulsory reporting not objectionable. 466 F. Supp. 714.

 

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