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§ 1-311. Birth certificates--Filing--Contents--Surrogates

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and SafetyEffective: November 1, 2022

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Public Health Code
Article 3. Vital Statistics
Effective: November 1, 2022
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 1-311
§ 1-311. Birth certificates--Filing--Contents--Surrogates
<Text as amended by Laws 2022, c. 215, § 1. See, also, text as amended by Laws 2022, c. 87, § 1.>
A. A certificate of birth for each live birth which occurs in this state shall be filed with the State Registrar, within seven (7) days after the birth.
B. When a birth occurs in an institution, the person in charge of the institution or a designated representative shall obtain the personal data, prepare the certificate, and secure the signatures required by the certificate. The physician in attendance shall certify to the facts of birth and provide the medical information required by the certificate within five (5) days after the birth.
C. When a birth occurs outside an institution, the certificate shall be prepared and filed by one of the following in the indicated order of priority:
1. The physician in attendance at or immediately after the birth;
2. Any other person in attendance at or immediately after the birth; or
3. The father, the mother, or, in the absence or inability of the father or mother, the person in charge of the premises where the birth occurred and present at the birth.
D. 1. If the mother was married at the time of birth, or married at any time during the three hundred (300) calendar days before the birth, the name of the husband shall be entered on the certificate as the father of the child unless paternity has been determined otherwise by a court of competent jurisdiction or a husband's denial of paternity form has been filed along with an affidavit acknowledging paternity, in which case the name of the father as determined by the court or affidavit acknowledging paternity shall be entered.
2. If the mother was not married at the time of birth, nor married at any time during the three hundred (300) calendar days before the birth, the name of the father shall be entered on the certificate of birth only if:
a. a determination of paternity has been made by an administrative action through the Department of Human Services or a court of competent jurisdiction, in which case the name of the father shall be entered, or
b. the mother and father have agreed as to the biological paternity of the child and signed an acknowledgement of paternity pursuant to Section 1-311.3 of this title, or substantially similar affidavit from another state and filed it with the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.
This shall give the mother and father equal rights and obligations to the child. A child whose parentage has been determined as set forth shall be treated as a child of parents who were married at the time of the birth.
E. Either of the parents of the child shall sign the certificate of live birth worksheet to attest to the accuracy of the personal data entered thereon, in time to permit its filing within the seven (7) days prescribed in this section.
F. If the live birth results from a process in which the delivering mother was carrying the child of another woman by way of a prearranged legal contract, the original birth certificate shall be filed with the personal information of the woman who delivered the child. A new birth certificate will be placed on file once the State Registrar receives both a court order and a completed form prescribed by the State Registrar which identifies the various parties and documents the personal information of the intended parents necessary to complete the new birth certificate.

Credits

Laws 1963, c. 325, art. 3, § 311, operative July 1, 1963; Laws 1994, c. 356, § 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 1995, c. 273, § 3, emerg. eff. May 25, 1995; Laws 1996, c. 297, § 25, emerg. eff. June 10, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 402, § 35, eff. July 1, 1997; Laws 1998, c. 323, § 21, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Laws 2011, c. 105, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2011; Laws 2021, c. 83, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2021; Laws 2022, c. 215, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2022.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 1-311, OK ST T. 63 § 1-311
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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