PRIOR PRINTER'S NOS. 325, 1176
PRINTER'S NO. 1387
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY CORMAN, SCARNATI, BROWNE, TOMLINSON, GORDNER, ORIE, YUDICHAK, ALLOWAY, BRUBAKER, EICHELBERGER, PIPPY, RAFFERTY, D. WHITE, YAW, WOZNIAK AND SOLOBAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, JUNE 20, 2011
Amending the act of June 29, 1953 (P.L.304, No.66), entitled "An
act providing for the administration of a statewide system of
vital statistics; prescribing the functions of the State
Department of Health, the State Advisory Health Board and
local registrars; imposing duties upon coroners,
prothonotaries, clerks of orphans' court, physicians,
midwives and other persons; requiring reports and
certificates for the registration of vital statistics;
regulating the disposition of dead bodies; limiting the
disclosure of records; prescribing the sufficiency of vital
statistics records as evidence; prescribing fees and
penalties; and revising and consolidating the laws relating
thereto," providing for certificate of birth resulting in
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The act of June 29, 1953 (P.L.304, No.66), known
as the Vital Statistics Law of 1953, is amended by adding a
section to read:
Section 207. Department: Certificate of Birth Resulting in
Stillbirth.--Upon request from the mother or father, a
certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth shall be issued by
the department for any fetal death previously filed with the
department. If the father is not identified on the fetal death
record or the child was conceived during a criminal act, only
the mother shall be permitted to request the certificate of
birth resulting in stillbirth. The fee for issuance shall be the
same as the fee for a death certificate issued by the
department. The certificate shall include, but not be limited
to, the following:
(1) Name of the stillborn child.
(2) Date of delivery.
(3) County of delivery.
(4) Mother's name and birthplace.
(5) Father's name and birthplace.
(6) The statement: "This certificate is not proof of live
Such certificate shall not affect the registration, filing or
record requirements of this act, nor shall the issuance of such
certificate impose upon a coroner or medical examiner any
additional duties to conduct an investigation.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.