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§ 1-311.3. Information regarding acknowledgment of paternity to be provided to unmarried mother...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and Safety

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Public Health Code
Article 3. Vital Statistics
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 1-311.3
§ 1-311.3. Information regarding acknowledgment of paternity to be provided to unmarried mother--Availability of forms--Supplementary birth certificate
A. Unless an adoption decree has been presented, and consent to adoption has been given as otherwise provided by law, upon the birth of a child to an unmarried woman, the person required by Section 1-311 of this title to prepare and file a birth certificate shall:
1. Provide written materials and an oral, audio, or video presentation to the child's mother and/or natural father including an acknowledgment of paternity on a form prescribed by the Department of Human Services. The completed acknowledgment of paternity shall be filed with the State Department of Health, Division of Vital Records;
2. Provide written information, furnished by the Department of Human Services, along with an oral, audio, or video presentation, to the mother and acknowledging father:
a. explaining that the completed acknowledgment of paternity shall be filed with the State Department of Health, Division of Vital Records,
b. regarding the benefits of having her child's paternity established and of the availability of paternity establishment services, including a request for support enforcement services,
c. explaining the implications of signing, including parental rights and responsibilities, and
d. explaining the time limitations to rescind and/or challenge the acknowledgment of paternity pursuant to the Uniform Parentage Act;1 and
3. Provide the original acknowledgment of paternity to the State Department of Health, Division of Vital Records. Failure to provide the original acknowledgment of paternity to the State Department of Health, Division of Vital Records shall not affect the validity of the executed acknowledgment of paternity as provided by the Uniform Parentage Act. Copies of the original acknowledgment of paternity shall be provided to the Department of Human Services, Child Support Enforcement Division, and to the mother and acknowledged father of the child. The Department of Human Services shall provide access to the acknowledgment of paternity via electronic means to the paternity registry created pursuant to Section 7506-1.1 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes.
B. The Department of Human Services shall make the acknowledgment of paternity, rescission of acknowledgment of paternity, and denial of paternity forms available at each county office of the Department of Human Services and at the State Department of Health, Division of Vital Records.
C. Upon receipt by the State Department of Health, Division of Vital Records of a certified copy of an order or decree of adoption, the State Department of Health, Division of Vital Records shall prepare a supplementary birth certificate as directed by Section 7505-6.6 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes regardless of whether an acknowledgment of paternity has been prepared or filed with the State Department of Health, Division of Vital Records pursuant to this section.

Credits

Laws 1994, c. 356, § 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 1995, c. 273, § 4, emerg. eff. May 25, 1995; Laws 1996, c. 297, § 26, emerg. eff. June 10, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 402, § 37, eff. July 1, 1997; Laws 1998, c. 415, § 43, emerg. eff. June 11, 1998; Laws 1999, c. 1, § 19, emerg. eff. Feb. 24, 1999; Laws 2006, c. 116, § 60, eff. Nov. 1, 2006.

Footnotes

Title 10, § 7700-101 et seq.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 1-311.3, OK ST T. 63 § 1-311.3
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 449 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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