(1) A person who assumes the custody of a child of unknown parentage shall report on a form and in a manner prescribed by the State Registrar of the Center for Health Statistics, within five days of assuming custody, to the state registrar the following information:
(a) The date and the city or county, or both, where the child was found.
(b) Sex and approximate birth date of child.
(c) Name and address of the person or institution with whom the child has been placed for care.
(d) Name given to the child by the custodian of the child.
(e) Other data required by the state registrar.
(2) The place where the child was found shall be entered as the place of birth.
(3) The report registered under this section shall constitute the certificate of birth for the child.
(4) If the child is identified and a certificate of birth is found or obtained, the report registered under this section shall be placed in a sealed file and shall not be subject to inspection except upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction or as provided by rule of the state registrar. [Amended by 1983 c.709 §7; 1997 c.783 §40]Section: Previous 432.405 432.408 432.410 432.412 432.415 432.420 432.425 432.430 432.500 432.510 432.520 432.530 432.540 432.550 432.560 Next
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