[§584-23]  Birth records.  (a)  Upon order of a court of this State or upon request of a court of another state, or following acknowledgment as provided in section [584-4(a)(6)], the department of health shall prepare a new certificate of birth consistent with the findings of the court or in cases of acknowledgment under section [584-4(a)(6)], consistent with the acknowledgment, and shall substitute the new certificate for the original certificate of birth.

     (b)  The fact that the father and child relationship was declared or acknowledged after the child's birth shall not be ascertainable from the new certificate but the actual place and date of birth shall be shown.

     (c)  The evidence upon which the new certificate was made and the original birth certificate shall be kept in a sealed and confidential file and be subject to inspection only upon consent of the court and all interested persons, or in exceptional cases only upon an order of the court for good cause shown. [L 1975, c 66, pt of §1]