HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2506

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2020

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO VITAL STATISTICS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 338, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"338-    Certificates of stillbirth. The department of health shall issue a certificate of stillbirth to the parent or parents named on a fetal death certificate issued in the case of a stillbirth, upon the request of the parent or parents. A certificate may be requested and issued regardless of the date on which the fetal death certificate was issued. The certificate shall include the name given to the stillborn fetus, upon the request of the parent or parents."

SECTION 2. Section 338-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new definition to be appropriately inserted and to read as follows:

""Stillbirth" means the unintended intrauterine death of a fetus that occurs after the clinical estimate of the twentieth week of gestation."

SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $           or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2020-2021 for the department of health to modify the fetal death reporting system, certificate ordering system, and retaining of personnel necessary to implement this Act.

The sum appropriated shall be expended by the department of health for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 4. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1,2050.


 


 

Report Title:

Certificates of Stillbirth; Vital Statistics; Department of Health; Appropriation

 

Description:

Requires the department of health to issue a certificate of stillbirth, upon request of the parent or parents named on a fetal death certificate issued in the case of a stillbirth. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

 

 

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