§338-12  Evidentiary character of certificates.  Certificates filed within thirty days after the time prescribed therefor shall be prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated.  Data pertaining to the father of a child is prima facie evidence if:

     (1)  The alleged father is:

          (A)  The husband of the mother; or

          (B)  The acknowledged father of the child; or

     (2)  The father and child relationship has been established under chapter 584.  Data pertaining to the alleged father acknowledging paternity of the child is admissible as evidence of paternity in any family court proceeding, including proceedings under chapter 584. [L 1949, c 327, §16; RL 1955, §57-15; HRS §338-12; am L 1975, c 66, §2(2); am L 1994, c 23, §1]