General Laws of Massachusetts - Chapter 46 Return and Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths - Section 3 Physician’s record of birth; out of hospital birth

Section 3. Every physician or hospital medical officer shall keep a record of birth of every child of which he is in charge showing the information required by section one, to be recorded in the records of birth.

If a birth occurs in a hospital, or if a birth occurs elsewhere and the mother and child are taken to a hospital for postnatal care immediately after birth, said physician or hospital medical officer shall, within twenty-four hours after such birth, file with the administrator a report, on forms furnished by the commissioner, stating the facts required by section one to be shown on the record of such birth.

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