General Laws of Massachusetts - Chapter 46 Return and Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths - Section 4A Local officials; processing of birth certificates

Section 4A. Each town clerk upon receipt of the return of a birth in his town shall determine that it is filled out in accordance with the requirements of this chapter and if he shall record it as required by section one. If there are any deficiencies or omissions therein, he shall contact the physician, administrator or parents, as the case may require, for the necessary clarification, amendment or supplementation or may require the preparation of a new certificate if necessary to insure compliance with this chapter.

Upon request of the chairman of the local board of health, said town clerk shall file daily with the local board of health a list of all births reported to him, showing as to each, the date of birth, sex, name of the child, names of the parents, their residence and the name of the physician or officer in charge. Such list shall not be a public record.

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