Oregon Statutes - Chapter 432 - Vital Statistics - Section 432.119 - Abstracts of birth and death certificates as public records; limitations.

(1) Abstracts of birth and death certificates as provided in ORS 432.105 are public records and open to public inspection except as provided in this section. The county registrar shall mark the abstract of birth in a manner designated by the State Registrar of the Center for Health Statistics to indicate that the record is not to be used by any person compiling a list for publication or a business contact list under the following conditions:

(a) If a birth certificate indicates any of the following:

(A) The father of the child is not identified.

(B) The infant dies after birth.

(C) Congenital anomaly is reported.

(D) Maternal disability or death is indicated.

(b) If the parent of the infant requests that the record not be made available for publication or business contact lists.

(2) The Department of Human Services or local health department, as provided in ORS 431.416, may use any birth record or abstract as a source of information for activities necessary for the preservation of health or prevention of disease. [1973 c.829 §11; 1979 c.426 §1; 1983 c.709 §33; 1997 c.783 §13]

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