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USA Statutes : nevada
Title : Title 40 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
Chapter : CHAPTER 440 - VITAL STATISTICS
 As used in this chapter, “Board”
means the State Board of Health.

      [Part 25a:199:1911; added 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5259.01]
 As used in this chapter, “dead
body” means a lifeless human body, or such severed parts of the human
body or the bones thereof, from the state of which it reasonably may be
concluded that death had recently occurred, and where the circumstances
under which such dead body was found indicate that the death has not been
recorded.

      [Part 25a:199:1911; added 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5259.01]
 As used in
this chapter “human remains” or “remains” means the body of a deceased
person, and includes the body in any state of decomposition and the
cremated remains of a body.

      (Added to NRS by 1961, 255)
 As used in this chapter, “live
birth” means a birth in which the child shows evidence of life after
complete birth. A birth is complete when the child is entirely outside
the mother, even if the cord is uncut and the placenta still attached.
The words “evidence of life” include heart action, breathing or
coordinated movement of voluntary muscle.

      [Part 25a:199:1911; added 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5259.01]
 As used in
this chapter, “person in charge of interment” means any person who
places, or causes to be placed, a deceased stillborn child, or dead body,
or, after cremation, the ashes thereof, in the earth, a grave, tomb,
vault, urn or other receptacle, either in a cemetery or at any other
place, or otherwise disposes thereof.

      [Part 25a:199:1911; added 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5259.01]
 As used in this chapter,
“physician” is limited to a person authorized under the laws of this
State to practice as such.

      [Part 25a:199:1911; added 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5259.01]—(NRS A
1977, 960)
 As used in this chapter,
“State Registrar” means the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.

      [Part 25a:199:1911; added 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5259.01]—(NRS A
1985, 290)
 As used in this chapter,
“stillbirth” means a birth after at least 20 weeks of gestation, in which
the child shows no evidence of life after complete birth.

      [Part 25a:199:1911; added 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5259.01]
 As used in this chapter,
“vital statistics” means records of birth, legitimation of birth, death,
fetal death, marriage, annulment of marriage, divorce and data incidental
thereto.

      [Part 25a:199:1911; added 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5259.01]—(NRS A
1967, 1107)
 The
provisions of this chapter do not apply to the interment, removal or
other disposition of the human remains of a native Indian pursuant to NRS
383.150 to 383.190 , inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 576)
 All certificates, either
of birth, death or stillbirth, shall be written legibly, in unfading
black ink, or typewritten, and no certificate shall be held to be
complete and correct that does not supply all of the items of information
called for, or satisfactorily account for their omission.

      [Part 14:199:1911; A 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5248]
 All
physicians, registered nurses, midwives, informants or funeral directors,
and all other persons having knowledge of the facts, shall furnish such
information as they may possess regarding any birth or death upon demand
of the State Registrar, in person, by mail, or through the local health
officer.

      [Part 18:199:1911; RL § 2969; NCL § 5252]—(NRS A 1983, 134; 1993,
1159)

STATE ADMINISTRATION
 The
Administrator of the Health Division of the Department of Health and
Human Services is the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.

      [Part 5:199:1911; A 1939, 297; 1945, 130; 1943 NCL § 5239]—(NRS A
1983, 834)


      1.  The Board shall provide an adequate system for the registration
of births and deaths by adopting and enforcing regulations prescribing
the method and form of making such registration.

      2.  The State Registrar shall carry into effect the regulations and
orders of the Board.

      [1:119:1929; NCL § 5277] + [2:119:1929; NCL § 5278]—(NRS A 1985,
369)


      1.  The Board shall prepare, print and supply to all local health
officers all blanks and forms used in registering, recording and
preserving the returns, or in otherwise carrying out the purposes of this
chapter.

      2.  The State Registrar shall charge for each blank certificate of
birth, death or stillbirth a fee of $1.

      [Part 18:199:1911; RL § 2969; NCL § 5252]—(NRS A 1983, 894)


      1.  The Board shall prescribe, and the State Registrar shall
furnish in sufficient numbers to each county clerk for distribution, a
form for the reporting of divorces and annulments of marriage.

      2.  The information required by such form must be limited to:

      (a) The names and social security numbers of the parties;

      (b) The court and county in which the decree is granted; and

      (c) The date of the decree.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1108; A 1997, 2338)
 The Board shall prepare and issue such
detailed instructions as may be required to procure the uniform
observance of this chapter and the maintenance of a perfect system of
registration, and no forms or blanks other than those so prepared shall
be used.

      [Part 18:199:1911; RL § 2969; NCL § 5252]
 The
State Registrar shall carefully examine the certificates received from
the local health officers, and if they are incomplete or unsatisfactory
he shall require such further information to be furnished as may be
necessary to make the record complete and satisfactory.

      [Part 18:199:1911; RL § 2969; NCL § 5252]
 The State
Registrar shall:

      1.  Arrange and permanently preserve the certificates in a
systematic manner.

      2.  Prepare and maintain a comprehensive and continuous card index
of all births and deaths registered. The cards must show the name of the
child or the deceased, the place and date of birth or death and the
number of the certificate. When a certificate of birth indicates that a
person has changed his name, the card index must contain a card for each
name.

      [Part 18:199:1911; RL § 2969; NCL § 5252]—(NRS A 1960, 157; 1981,
464)
 To
preserve original documents, the State Registrar is authorized to prepare
typewritten, photographic or other reproductions of original records and
files in his office.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1108; A 1971, 808)


      1.  All certificates in the custody of the State Registrar are open
to inspection subject to the provisions of this chapter. It is unlawful
for any employee of the State to disclose data contained in vital
statistics, except as authorized by this chapter or by the Board.

      2.  Information in vital statistics indicating that a birth
occurred out of wedlock must not be disclosed except upon order of a
court of competent jurisdiction.

      3.  The Board:

      (a) Shall allow the use of data contained in vital statistics to
carry out the provisions of NRS 442.300
to 442.330 , inclusive;

      (b) Shall allow the use of certificates of death by a
multidisciplinary team to review the death of a child established
pursuant to NRS 432B.405 and 432B.406
; and

      (c) May allow the use of data contained in vital statistics for
other research purposes, but without identifying the persons to whom the
records relate.

      [Part 45:199:1911; added 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5268.14]—(NRS A
1967, 1107; 1999, 3508 ; 2003, 865 )


      1.  Upon request, the State Registrar may furnish statistical data
to any federal, state, local or other public or private agency, upon such
terms or conditions as may be prescribed by the Board.

      2.  No person may prepare or issue any document which purports to
be an original, certified copy, certified abstract or official copy of:

      (a) A certificate of birth, death or fetal death, except as
authorized in this chapter or by the Board.

      (b) A certificate of marriage, except a county recorder or a person
so required pursuant to NRS 122.120 .

      (c) A decree of divorce or annulment of marriage, except a county
clerk or the judge of a court of record.

      3.  A person or governmental organization which issues certified or
official copies pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 2 shall:

      (a) Not charge a fee for issuing a certified or official copy of a
certificate of birth to a homeless person who submits a signed affidavit
on a form prescribed by the State Registrar stating that the person is
homeless.

      (b) Remit to the State Registrar:

             (1) For each registration of a birth or death in its
district, $2.

             (2) For each copy issued of a certificate of birth in its
district, other than a copy issued pursuant to paragraph (a), $7.

             (3) For each copy issued of a certificate of death in its
district, $1.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1108; A 1981, 464; 1983, 894; 1991, 69, 848,
849; 2003, 2570 ; 2005, 1213 )

LOCAL ADMINISTRATION
 The county health
officer shall act as a collector of vital statistics for his county.

      [Part 6:199:1911; A 1913, 126; 1919, 221; 1919 RL § 2957; NCL §
5240]
 The local health
officer shall furnish blank forms of certificates to such persons as
require them.

      [Part 19:199:1911; RL § 2970; NCL § 5253]
 Each local health officer shall carefully examine each
certificate of birth or death when presented for record to see that it
has been made out in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and
the instructions of the Board.

      [Part 19:199:1911; RL § 2970; NCL § 5253]


      1.  If any certificate of death is incomplete or unsatisfactory,
the local health officer shall call attention to the defects in the
return and withhold issuing the burial or removal permit until the
defects are corrected.

      2.  If any certificate of birth is incomplete, the local health
officer shall immediately notify the informant, and require him to supply
the missing items if they can be obtained.

      [Part 19:199:1911; RL § 2970; NCL § 5253]
 The local health
officer shall number consecutively the certificates of birth and death,
in two separate series, beginning with the number 1 for the first birth
and the first death occurring in each calendar year, and sign his name as
health officer in attest of the date of filing in his office.

      [Part 19:199:1911; RL § 2970; NCL § 5253]
 The local health officer shall make a
complete and accurate copy of each birth and death certificate registered
by him in a record book supplied by the State Registrar. Record books
shall be preserved permanently in his office as the local record in such
manner as directed by the Board.

      [Part 19:199:1911; RL § 2970; NCL § 5253]—(NRS A 1963, 942)


      1.  Not later than the fifth day of each month, deputy county
health officers shall file with the county health officer all original
birth and death certificates executed by them.

      2.  Within 5 days after receipt of the original death certificates,
the county health officer shall file with the public administrator a
written list of the names and social security numbers of all deceased
persons and the names of their next of kin as those names appear on the
certificates.

      [Part 6:199:1911; A 1913, 126; 1919, 221; 1919 RL § 2957; NCL §
5240]—(NRS A 1971, 508; 1997, 2338)
 On the 10th day of each month the local health officer
shall transmit to the State Registrar all original certificates
registered by him during the preceding month. If no births or deaths
occurred in any month, he shall report that fact to the State Registrar,
on the 10th day of the following month, on a card provided for that
purpose.

      [Part 19:199:1911; RL § 2970; NCL § 5253]—(NRS A 1963, 943)

REGISTRATION OF BIRTH
 All births that
occur in this state shall be registered immediately in the registration
districts in which they occur, pursuant to this chapter.

      [12:199:1911; RL § 2963; NCL § 5246]


      1.  If a birth occurs in a hospital or the mother and child are
immediately transported to a hospital, the person in charge of the
hospital or his designated representative shall obtain the necessary
information, prepare a birth certificate, secure the signatures required
by the certificate and file it within 10 days with the health officer of
the registration district where the birth occurred. The physician in
attendance shall provide the medical information required by the
certificate and certify to the fact of birth within 72 hours after the
birth. If the physician does not certify to the fact of birth within the
required 72 hours, the person in charge of the hospital or his designated
representative shall complete and sign the certification.

      2.  If a birth occurs outside a hospital and the mother and child
are not immediately transported to a hospital, the birth certificate must
be prepared and filed by one of the following persons in the following
order of priority:

      (a) The physician in attendance at or immediately after the birth.

      (b) Any other person in attendance at or immediately after the
birth.

      (c) The father, mother or, if the father is absent and the mother
is incapacitated, the person in charge of the premises where the birth
occurred.

      3.  If a birth occurs in a moving conveyance, the place of birth is
the place where the child is removed from the conveyance.

      4.  In cities, the certificate of birth must be filed sooner than
10 days after the birth if so required by municipal ordinance or
regulation.

      5.  If the mother was:

      (a) Married at the time of birth, the name of her husband must be
entered on the certificate as the father of the child unless:

             (1) A court has issued an order establishing that a person
other than the mother’s husband is the father of the child; or

             (2) The mother and a person other than the mother’s husband
have signed an affidavit for the voluntary acknowledgment of paternity
developed by the Board pursuant to NRS 440.283 .

      (b) Widowed at the time of birth but married at the time of
conception, the name of her husband at the time of conception must be
entered on the certificate as the father of the child unless:

             (1) A court has issued an order establishing that a person
other than the mother’s husband at the time of conception is the father
of the child; or

             (2) The mother and a person other than the mother’s husband
at the time of conception have signed an affidavit for the voluntary
acknowledgment of paternity developed by the Board pursuant to NRS
440.283 .

      6.  If the mother was unmarried at the time of birth, the name of
the father may be entered on the original certificate of birth only if:

      (a) The provisions of paragraph (b) of subsection 5 are applicable;

      (b) A court has issued an order establishing that the person is the
father of the child; or

      (c) The mother and father of the child have signed an affidavit for
the voluntary acknowledgment of paternity developed by the Board pursuant
to NRS 440.283 . If both the father and
mother execute an affidavit consenting to the use of the surname of the
father as the surname of the child, the name of the father must be
entered on the original certificate of birth and the surname of the
father must be entered thereon as the surname of the child.

      7.  An order entered or an affidavit executed pursuant to
subsection 6 must be submitted to the local health officer, his
authorized representative, or the attending physician or midwife before a
proper certificate of birth is forwarded to the State Registrar. The
order or affidavit must then be delivered to the State Registrar for
filing. The State Registrar’s file of orders and affidavits must be
sealed and the contents of the file may be examined only upon order of a
court of competent jurisdiction or at the request of the father or mother
or the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services of the Department of
Health and Human Services as necessary to carry out the provisions of 42
U.S.C. § 654a. The local health officer shall complete the original
certificate of birth in accordance with subsection 6 and other provisions
of this chapter.

      8.  As used in this section, “court” has the meaning ascribed to it
in NRS 125B.004 .

      [Part 13:199:1911; A 1941, 353; 1931 NCL § 5247]—(NRS A 1967, 1108;
1973, 207; 1977, 350; 1981, 465; 1983, 1879; 1997, 2338)


      1.  The Board shall:

      (a) Develop an affidavit for the voluntary acknowledgment of
paternity in this state that complies with the requirements prescribed by
the Secretary of Health and Human Services pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §
652(a); and

      (b) Distribute the affidavits to:

             (1) Each hospital or obstetric center in this state; and

             (2) Any other entity authorized to provide services relating
to the voluntary acknowledgment of paternity pursuant to the regulations
adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services pursuant to 42
U.S.C. § 666(a)(5)(C).

      2.  Subject to the provisions of subsection 3, the State Registrar
of Vital Statistics and the entities described in paragraph (b) of
subsection 1 shall offer to provide services relating to the voluntary
acknowledgment of paternity in the manner prescribed in the regulations
adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services pursuant to 42
U.S.C. § 666(a)(5)(C).

      3.  Before providing an affidavit for the acknowledgment of
paternity to the mother of a child or a person who wishes to acknowledge
the paternity of the child, the agencies described in paragraph (b) of
subsection 1 shall ensure that the mother and the person who wishes to
acknowledge paternity are given notice, orally and in writing, of the
rights, responsibilities and legal consequences of, and the alternatives
to, signing the affidavit for the acknowledgment of paternity.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2337)


      1.  If a mother or a person who has signed an affidavit for the
voluntary acknowledgment of paternity with the mother rescinds the
acknowledgment pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 126.053 , the State Registrar shall not issue a new
certificate of birth to remove the name of the person who originally
acknowledged paternity unless a court issues an order establishing that
the person who acknowledged paternity is not the father of the child.

      2.  As used in this section, “court” has the meaning ascribed to it
in NRS 125B.004 .

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2338)
 The form of
the birth certificate to be used under this chapter shall include as a
minimum the items required by the standard certificate of live birth as
recommended by the United States Public Health Service, but no
certificate to be used under this chapter shall include any notation of
legitimacy or illegitimacy. The entry of the name of the father of a
child or of the surname of the father as the surname of the child on the
certificate of birth pursuant to NRS 440.280 shall not be considered a notation of
legitimacy or illegitimacy within the meaning of this section.

      [Part 14:199:1911; A 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5248]—(NRS A 1971, 134;
1973, 208; 1977, 351)


      1.  When any certificate of birth of a living child is presented
without the statement of the given name, the local health officer, the
local registrar or the State Registrar shall make out and deliver to the
parents of the child a special blank for the supplemental report of the
given name of the child, which shall be filled out as directed and
returned to the State Registrar as soon as the child shall have been
named.

      2.  The Board shall prescribe by regulation the time within which a
supplementary report furnishing information omitted on the original
certificate may be returned for the purpose of completing the original
certificate.

      3.  Certificates of birth completed by a supplementary report shall
not be considered as “delayed” or “altered.”

      [15:199:1911; A 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5249]


      1.  A person whose birth certificate or other evidence of birth is
written in a language other than English, or the parent or guardian of
the person, may apply to the State Registrar for a birth certificate in
the English language.

      2.  Application for a birth certificate pursuant to this section
must be made in writing on a form supplied by the State Registrar and be
accompanied by:

      (a) The document for which a replacement is sought.

      (b) A translation of the document.

      (c) An affidavit executed by the translator before a person who is
authorized to administer oaths, attesting to the accuracy of the
translation.

      (d) A certificate from the United States Immigration and
Naturalization Service which establishes that the person who is the
subject of the document has entered the United States legally.

      (e) The fee required by this chapter for the making and
certification of the record of any birth by the State Registrar.

      3.  When he receives an application and the documents required by
this section, the State Registrar shall prepare a birth certificate and
clearly mark it on its face: “ISSUED TO REPLACE A BIRTH RECORD FROM
............... IN THE ................ LANGUAGE.”

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 471)
 Upon request of a person
or his parent, guardian or legal representative, and after receipt of a
certified copy of an order of the court changing the name of such person,
whether such order was entered prior or subsequent to July 1, 1960, the
State Registrar shall indicate the change of name on the certificate of
birth of such person.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 157)


      1.  Whenever the State Registrar receives a certified report of
adoption or amendment of adoption filed in accordance with the provisions
of NRS 127.157 or the laws of another
state or foreign country, or a certified copy of the adoption decree,
concerning a person born in Nevada, the State Registrar shall prepare and
file a supplementary certificate of birth in the new name of the adopted
person which shows the adoptive parents as the parents and seal and file
the report or decree and the original certificate of birth.

      2.  Whenever the State Registrar receives a certified report of
adoption, amendment or annulment of an order or decree of adoption from a
court concerning a person born in another state, the District of
Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a territory or possession of
the United States, or Canada, the report must be forwarded to the office
responsible for vital statistics in the person’s place of birth.

      3.  Whenever the State Registrar receives a certified report of
adoption or amendment of adoption filed in accordance with the provisions
of NRS 127.157 concerning a person born
in a foreign country other than Canada, the State Registrar shall, if he
receives evidence that:

      (a) The person being adopted is a citizen of the United States; and

      (b) The adoptive parents are residents of Nevada,

Ê prepare and file a supplementary certificate of birth as described in
subsection 1 and seal and file the report.

      4.  Sealed documents may be opened only upon an order of the court
issuing the adoption decree, expressly so permitting, pursuant to a
petition setting forth the reasons therefor.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, upon the receipt
of a certified copy of a court order of annulment of adoption, the State
Registrar shall seal and file the order and supplementary certificate of
birth and, if the person was born in Nevada, restore the original
certificate to its original place in the files.

      [46:199:1911; added 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5268.15]—(NRS A 1973,
391; 1977, 1349; 1979, 472; 1981, 466; 2001, 360 )
 Any
person, or any parent or guardian, of a child with respect to whom a
certificate of birth has been issued by this state indicating the
illegitimacy of the person or child may apply to the State Registrar for
a new certificate which does not contain any notation of illegitimacy,
and upon such application the State Registrar shall issue such a
certificate.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 135)


      1.  In the case of the paternity of a child being established by
the:

      (a) Mother and father acknowledging paternity of a child by signing
an affidavit for the voluntary acknowledgment of paternity developed by
the Board pursuant to NRS 440.283 ; or

      (b) Order of a district court,

Ê the State Registrar, upon the receipt of the affidavit or court order,
shall prepare a new certificate of birth in the name of the child as
shown in the affidavit or order with no reference to the fact of
legitimation.

      2.  The new certificate must be identical with the certificate
registered for the birth of a child born in wedlock.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, the evidence upon
which the new certificate was made and the original certificate must be
sealed and filed and may be opened only upon the order of a court of
competent jurisdiction.

      4.  The State Registrar shall, upon the request of the Division of
Welfare and Supportive Services of the Department of Health and Human
Services, open a file that has been sealed pursuant to subsection 3 to
allow the Division to compare the information contained in the affidavit
or order upon which the new certificate was made with the information
maintained pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 654a.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 1045; A 1989, 1644; 1997, 2340)
 The State Registrar shall not, without a court
order to do so, issue to any person or governmental entity an original or
copy of the certificate of birth of a child who is listed as missing in
the bulletin prepared by the Director of the Clearinghouse for
information concerning missing or exploited children pursuant to NRS
432.160 . The State Registrar shall
inform the Director of the Clearinghouse of the name and identifying
information, dates and circumstances of any person or governmental entity
requesting the certificate of birth of such a child without a court order
and any other information which might be helpful in furthering the
purposes of NRS 432.150 to 432.220
, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1495; A 1993, 1376)


      1.  Whoever assumes the custody of a living child of unknown
parentage shall immediately report, on a form to be approved by the
Board, to the local registrar of the registration district in which such
custody is assumed, the following:

      (a) Date of finding or assumption of custody.

      (b) Place of finding or assumption of custody.

      (c) Sex.

      (d) Color or race.

      (e) Approximate age.

      (f) Name and address of the person or institution with whom the
child has been placed for care, if any.

      (g) Name given to the child by the finder or custodian.

      2.  The place where the child was found or where custody has been
assumed shall be known as the place of birth, and the date of birth shall
be determined by approximation.

      3.  The foundling report shall constitute the certificate of birth
for such foundling child, and the provisions of this chapter relating to
certificates of birth shall apply in the same manner and with the same
effect to such report.

      4.  If a foundling child shall later be identified and a regular
certificate of birth be found or obtained, the report constituting the
certificate of birth shall be sealed and filed and may be opened only
upon the order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

      [48:199:1911; added 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5268.17]


      1.  Stillborn children or those dead at birth shall be registered
as a stillbirth and a certificate of stillbirth shall be filed with the
local health officer in the usual form and manner.

      2.  The medical certificate of the cause of death shall be signed
by the attending physician, if any.

      3.  Midwives shall not sign certificates of stillbirth for
stillborn children; but such cases, and stillbirths occurring without
attendance of either physician or midwife, shall be treated as deaths
without medical attention as provided for in this chapter.

      [24:199:1911; A 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5258]

RECORDS REGARDING DEATH AND DISPOSITION OF REMAINS
 The certificate of death or of stillbirth that shall be used
is the standard form approved by the United States Public Health Service.

      [Part 7:199:1911; A 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5241]—(NRS A 1977, 351)
 The personal and statistical particulars of the
death or stillbirth certificate shall be authenticated by the name of the
informant, who may be any competent person acquainted with the facts.

      [Part 7:199:1911; A 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5241]
 The statement of facts relating to the disposition
of the body must be signed by the funeral director or person acting as
undertaker or by an authorized representative of the crematory if the
body is cremated.

      [Part 7:199:1911; A 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5241]—(NRS A 1983, 135;
1985, 290, 946)


      1.  The medical certificate of death must be signed by the
physician, if any, last in attendance on the deceased, or pursuant to
regulations adopted by the Board, it may be signed by the attending
physician’s associate physician, the chief medical officer of the
hospital or institution in which the death occurred, or the pathologist
who performed an autopsy upon the deceased. The person who signs the
medical certificate of death shall specify:

      (a) The social security number of the deceased.

      (b) The hour and day on which the death occurred.

      (c) The cause of death, so as to show the cause of disease or
sequence of causes resulting in death, giving first the primary cause of
death or the name of the disease causing death, and the contributory or
secondary cause, if any, and the duration of each.

      2.  In deaths in hospitals or institutions, or of nonresidents, the
physician shall furnish the information required under this section, and
may state where, in his opinion, the disease was contracted.

      [Part 7:199:1911; A 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5241]—(NRS A 1977, 352;
1981, 466; 1997, 2340)
 The certificate of
stillbirth must be presented by the funeral director or person acting as
undertaker to the physician in attendance at the stillbirth, for the
certificate of the fact of stillbirth and the medical data pertaining to
stillbirth as the physician can furnish them in his professional capacity.

      [Part 7:199:1911; A 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5241]—(NRS A 1983, 135;
1985, 290)
 Indefinite
and unsatisfactory terms, indicating only symptoms of disease or
conditions resulting from disease, will not be held sufficient for
issuing a burial or removal permit. Any certificate containing only such
terms as defined by the State Board of Health shall be returned to the
physician for correction and more definite statement.

      [Part 7:199:1911; A 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5241]
 Causes of death,
which may be the result of either disease or violence, shall be carefully
defined; and if from violence, the means of injury shall be stated, and
whether (probably) accidental, suicidal or homicidal.

      [Part 7:199:1911; A 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5241]


      1.  A physician who anticipates the death of a patient because of
an illness, infirmity or disease may authorize a specific registered
nurse or physician assistant or the registered nurses or physician
assistants employed by a medical facility or program for hospice care to
make a pronouncement of death if they attend the death of the patient.

      2.  Such an authorization is valid for 120 days. Except as
otherwise provided in subsection 3, the authorization must:

      (a) Be a written order entered on the chart of the patient;

      (b) State the name of the registered nurse or nurses or physician
assistant or assistants authorized to make the pronouncement of death; and

      (c) Be signed and dated by the physician.

      3.  If the patient is in a medical facility or under the care of a
program for hospice care, the physician may authorize the registered
nurses or physician assistants employed by the facility or program to
make pronouncements of death without specifying the name of each nurse or
physician assistant, as applicable.

      4.  If a pronouncement of death is made by a registered nurse or
physician assistant, the physician who authorized that action shall sign
the medical certificate of death within 24 hours after being presented
with the certificate.

      5.  If a patient in a medical facility is pronounced dead by a
registered nurse or physician assistant employed by the facility, the
registered nurse or physician assistant may release the body of the
patient to a licensed funeral director pending the completion of the
medical certificate of death by the attending physician if the physician
or the medical director or chief of the medical staff of the facility has
authorized the release in writing.

      6.  The Board may adopt regulations concerning the authorization of
a registered nurse or physician assistant to make pronouncements of death.

      7.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Medical facility” means:

             (1) A facility for skilled nursing as defined in NRS
449.0039 ;

             (2) A facility for hospice care as defined in NRS 449.0033
;

             (3) A hospital as defined in NRS 449.012 ;

             (4) An agency to provide nursing in the home as defined in
NRS 449.0015 ; or

             (5) A facility for intermediate care as defined in NRS
449.0038 .

      (b) “Physician assistant” means a person who holds a license as a
physician assistant pursuant to chapter 630
of NRS or a certificate as an osteopathic physician’s assistant pursuant
to chapter 633 of NRS.

      (c) “Program for hospice care” means a program for hospice care
licensed pursuant to chapter 449 of NRS.

      (d) “Pronouncement of death” means a declaration of the time and
date when the cessation of the cardiovascular and respiratory functions
of a patient occurs as recorded in the patient’s medical record by the
attending provider of health care in accordance with the provisions of
this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 1158; A 1999, 247 ; 2005, 2519 )


      1.  In case of any death occurring without medical attendance, the
funeral director shall notify the local health officer of such death and
refer the case to him for immediate investigation and certification.

      2.  Where there is no qualified physician in attendance, and in
such cases only, the local health officer is authorized to make the
certificate and return from the statements of relatives or other persons
having adequate knowledge of the facts.

      3.  If the death was caused by unlawful or suspicious means, the
local health officer shall then refer the case to the coroner for
investigation and certification.

      4.  In counties which have adopted an ordinance authorizing a
coroner’s examination in cases of sudden infant death syndrome, the
funeral director shall notify the local health officer whenever the cause
or suspected cause of death is sudden infant death syndrome. The local
health officer shall then refer the case to the coroner for investigation
and certification.

      5.  The coroner or his deputy may certify the cause of death in any
case which is referred to the coroner by the local health officer or
pursuant to a local ordinance.

      [Part 8:199:1911; A 1937, 162; 1931 NCL § 5242]—(NRS A 1975, 1416;
1977, 352; 1983, 135)


      1.  Any coroner whose duty it is to hold an inquest on the body of
any deceased person, and to make the certificate of death required for a
burial permit, shall state in his certificate the name of the disease
causing death, or, if from external causes:

      (a) The means of death; and

      (b) Whether (probably) accidental, suicidal or homicidal.

      2.  In either case, the coroner shall furnish such information as
may be required by the Board in order to classify the death properly.

      [Part 8:199:1911; A 1937, 162; 1931 NCL § 5242]


      1.  When an autopsy is performed upon the body of a minor, the
person who orders the autopsy shall make a diligent effort to give the
parents or guardian of the minor notice of the autopsy in person, by
telephone or by mail.

      2.  The internal organs must, if feasible, be kept with the body
after such an autopsy is completed.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1793)


      1.  The board of county commissioners of any county may provide by
ordinance that in all cases where the cause or suspected cause of a death
is sudden infant death syndrome, the coroner may take possession of the
body, exhuming the body if necessary, and authorize the performance of a
postmortem examination thereon. Such examination may include an analysis
of the stomach, stomach contents, blood, organs, fluids or tissues of the
body.

      2.  The findings resulting from the examination performed under
subsection 1, including the opinions and conclusions of the examining
physician, shall be reduced to writing and included in the coroner’s
record of death. The coroner shall file a copy of such report with the
State Registrar.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1415)
 The State Registrar shall annually publish a report
specifying the number of postmortem examinations performed, pursuant to
NRS 440.435 , where the cause or
suspected cause of death was sudden infant death syndrome. Such report
shall also specify the number of such cases in which the cause of death
was determined by the coroner to be sudden infant death syndrome.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1415)


      1.  In any case of a death occurring to anyone whose identity is
unknown, before burying the body the funeral director shall annex to the
certificate of death a certificate from the sheriff that the sheriff has
on file in his office the fingerprints of the body.

      2.  Sheriffs of the respective counties shall maintain in their
respective offices a file known as the unidentified deceased persons
file. Sheriffs shall, without further compensation, see that such
fingerprints are obtained as provided in this section and placed in the
file as a public record.

      [Part 8:199:1911; A 1937, 162; 1931 NCL § 5242]—(NRS A 1983, 135)
 The funeral
director or person acting as undertaker is responsible for obtaining and
filing the certificate of death with the local health officer, or his
deputy, in the registration district in which the death occurred, and for
securing a burial or removal permit prior to any disposition of the body.

      [Part 9:199:1911; RL § 2960; NCL § 5243]—(NRS A 1983, 135)
 The funeral
director or person acting as undertaker shall obtain the personal and
statistical particulars required from the person best qualified to supply
them, over the signature and address of his informant.

      [Part 9:199:1911; RL § 2960; NCL § 5243]—(NRS A 1983, 136)
 The funeral director or
person acting as undertaker shall present the certificate to the
attending physician, if any, or to the health officer or coroner, for the
medical certificate of the cause of death and other particulars necessary
to complete the record.

      [Part 9:199:1911; RL § 2960; NCL § 5243]—(NRS A 1983, 136)
 The funeral
director or person acting as undertaker shall state the facts required
relative to the date and place of burial over his signature and with his
address.

      [Part 9:199:1911; RL § 2960; NCL § 5243]—(NRS A 1983, 136)
 The funeral director or person acting as undertaker
shall present the completed certificate of death to the local registrar
within 72 hours after the occurrence or discovery of the death. If a case
is referred to the coroner, he shall present a completed certificate to
the local registrar upon disposition of the investigation.

      [Part 9:199:1911; RL § 2960; NCL § 5243]—(NRS A 1977, 352; 1981,
467; 1983, 136)

 Upon presentation of a completed certificate of death, the county health
officer shall send a certified copy of the certificate of death or a
certified list of any person who, at the time of death was 17 years of
age or older, to the county clerk or registrar of voters of the county
where the deceased person resided. Each certified list must contain the
social security numbers of the persons whose names are included on the
list.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2174; A 1997, 2341)


      1.  Except as provided in subsections 2 and 3, if a certificate of
death is properly executed and complete, the local health officer shall
then issue a burial or removal permit to the funeral director. The permit
must indicate the name of the cemetery, mausoleum, columbarium or other
place of burial where the human remains will be interred, inurned or
buried.

      2.  In case the death occurred from some disease that is held by
the Board to be infectious, contagious, or communicable and dangerous to
the public health, no permit for the removal or other disposition of the
body may be granted by the local health officer except under such
conditions as may be prescribed by the Board.

      3.  The Board may by regulation provide for the issuance of the
burial transit permit prior to the filing of the completed death
certificate if that requirement would result in undue hardship.

      [Part 19:199:1911; RL § 2970; NCL § 5253]—(NRS A 1961, 255; 1977,
352; 1983, 136)
 If the interment or other
disposition of the body is to be made within the State, the wording of
the burial permit may be limited to a statement by the local health
officer and over his signature that a satisfactory certificate of death
having been filed with him as required by law, permission is granted to
inter, remove or otherwise dispose of the body of the deceased. The
permit must include the name, age, sex, social security number and cause
of death of the decedent, the name of the place where the human remains
will be interred, inurned or buried, and any other details required on
the form prescribed by the Board.

      [10:199:1911; RL § 2961; NCL § 5244]—(NRS A 1961, 255; 1997, 2341)
 The funeral
director shall:

      1.  Deliver the burial permit to the sexton or person in charge of
the place of burial, before interring or otherwise disposing of the body.

      2.  Attach the removal permit to the box containing the body, when
shipped by any transportation company.

      [Part 9:199:1911; RL § 2960; NCL § 5243]—(NRS A 1983, 136)
 The permit shall
accompany the body to its destination, where, if within the State of
Nevada, it shall be delivered to the sexton or to any other person in
charge of the place of burial.

      [Part 9:199:1911; RL § 2960; NCL § 5243]


      1.  Except as provided in subsection 2, the body of any person
whose death occurs in this state shall not be interred, deposited in a
vault or tomb, cremated or otherwise disposed of, removed from or into
any registration district, or be held temporarily pending a further
disposition more than 72 hours after death, until a permit for burial or
removal or other disposition thereof has been properly issued by the
local health officer of the registration district in which the death
occurred.

      2.  If the person who is to certify the cause of death consents, a
body may be moved from the place of death into another registration
district to be prepared for final disposition.

      [Part 23:199:1911; RL § 2974; NCL § 5257]—(NRS A 1977, 353)
 When a dead body
is transported by a common carrier into a local health district in Nevada
for burial, the transit and removal permit, issued in accordance with the
law and health regulations of the place where the death occurred, shall
be accepted by the local health officer of the district into which the
body has been transported for burial or other disposition as a basis upon
which he shall issue a local burial permit in the same way as if the
death occurred in his district. He shall plainly enter upon the face of
the burial permit the fact that it was a body shipped in for interment,
and give the actual place of death.

      [Part 23:199:1911; RL § 2974; NCL § 5257]—(NRS A 1977, 353)
 No sexton
or other person in charge of any premises in which interments are made
shall inter or permit the interment or other disposition of any body
unless it is accompanied by a burial, removal or transit permit as
provided in this chapter.

      [Part 11:199:1911; RL § 2962; NCL § 5245]
 A
burial permit shall not be required from the local health officer of the
district in which interment is made when a body is removed from one
district in Nevada to another in this state for the purpose of burial or
other disposition, either by common carrier, hearse or other conveyance.

      [Part 23:199:1911; RL § 2974; NCL § 5257]
 Each
sexton or person in charge of any burial ground shall endorse upon the
permit the date of interment, over his signature, and shall return all
permits so endorsed to the local health officer of his district within 10
days from the date of interment or within the time fixed by the local
health officer or by the Board.

      [Part 11:199:1911; RL § 2962; NCL § 5245]


      1.  Each sexton or person in charge of any burial ground shall keep
a record of all interments made in the premises under his charge, stating:

      (a) The name of the deceased person.

      (b) The place of death.

      (c) The date of burial.

      (d) The name and address of the funeral director.

      2.  The record must be open to public inspection at all times.

      [Part 11:199:1911; RL § 2962; NCL § 5245]—(NRS A 1983, 136)

RECORDS OF MARRIAGE


      1.  A record of each marriage performed in this State must be filed
with the State Registrar as provided in this section.

      2.  Each county recorder shall on or before the 10th day of the
following month forward to the State Registrar the information contained
on each certificate of marriage delivered to him during the preceding
month. The information must be forwarded in a form approved by the Health
Division of the Department of Health and Human Services.

      3.  The State Registrar shall enter in his records the names of the
parties, the date of the marriage and the county in which it was
performed and recorded.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1108; A 1975, 1426; 1987, 779)
 On or before January 10 and July 10 of each year the
county clerks of the several counties shall transmit to the State
Registrar the number of marriage licenses issued by them during the
preceding 6 months.

      [34:199:1911; added 1919, 221; 1919 RL p. 2894; NCL § 5268]—(NRS A
1963, 943)

RECORDS OF DIVORCE AND ANNULMENT OF MARRIAGE


      1.  For each divorce and annulment of marriage granted by any court
in this state a report must be prepared and filed by the clerk of the
district court with the State Registrar. The information necessary to
prepare the report must be furnished, with the complaint in the action,
to the clerk of the district court by the complainant or his legal
representative on the form furnished by the State Registrar.

      2.  On the first business day of each month the clerk of the
district court shall forward to the State Registrar the report of each
divorce and annulment granted during the preceding calendar month.

      3.  Every clerk of the district court shall collect, at the time
the complaint is filed in any action for divorce or annulment of
marriage, a fee of $10, which he shall forward to the State Controller to
be deposited in the State General Fund. This fee is in addition to the
other costs in the case.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1108; A 1969, 389; 1983, 335; 2001, 2927
)

CERTIFICATES AS EVIDENCE; DELAYED OR ALTERED CERTIFICATES
 Each
certificate, as provided for in this chapter, filed within 6 months after
the time prescribed for their filing, shall be prima facie evidence of
the facts therein stated. Data pertaining to the father of a child is
such evidence if the alleged father is, or becomes, the husband of the
mother in a legal marriage; if not, the data pertaining to the father of
a child is not such evidence in any civil or criminal proceeding adverse
to the interests of the alleged father, or of his heirs, devisees or
other successors in interest, if the paternity is controverted.

      [20a:199:1911; added 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5254.01]
 The
acceptance for filing of any certificate by the State Registrar more than
4 years after the time prescribed for its filing shall be subject to
regulations in which the Board shall prescribe in detail the proofs to be
submitted by any applicant for delayed filing of a certificate.

      [42:199:1911; added 1941, 381; A 1943, 204; 1943 NCL § 5268.11]


      1.  Certificates accepted subsequent to 4 years after the time
prescribed for filing and certificates which have been altered after
being filed with the State Registrar shall contain the date of the
delayed filing and the date of the alteration and be marked distinctly
“Delayed” or “Altered.”

      2.  After a certificate has been accepted for delayed filing or
after the Board has permitted an alteration of a certificate on file, the
alteration shall be noted by the State Registrar on the reverse side of
the certificate, together with a summary statement of the evidence
submitted in support of the alteration.

      3.  All the evidence affecting the alteration of a certificate,
after it has been filed with the State Registrar, shall be kept in a
special permanent file.

      [43:199:1911; added 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5268.12]
 The
admissibility in evidence of a “delayed” or “altered” certificate shall
be subject to the discretion of the court, judicial or administrative
body or official to whom any such certificate is offered as evidence.

      [44:199:1911; added 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5268.13]

CERTIFIED COPIES OF RECORDS; FEES OF STATE AND LOCAL REGISTRARS


      1.  Upon request, the State Registrar shall furnish any applicant a
certified copy of the record of any birth or death registered under the
provisions of this chapter.

      2.  The State Registrar shall not issue a certified copy of a
certificate or parts thereof unless he is satisfied that the applicant
therefor has a direct and tangible interest in the matter recorded,
subject, however, to review by the Board or a court of competent
jurisdiction under the limitations of NRS 440.170 .

      [Part 20:199:1911; A 1955, 419] + [Part 5:119:1929; A 1945, 39;
1943 NCL § 5281] + [Part 45:199:1911; added 1941, 381; 1931 NCL § 5268.14]
 Any copy of the record of a birth or death when properly
certified by the State Registrar to be a true copy thereof shall be prima
facie evidence in all courts and places of the facts therein stated.

      [Part 20:199:1911; A 1955, 419] + [Part 5:119:1929; A 1945, 39;
1943 NCL § 5281]—(NRS A 1963, 943)


      1.  Upon request, the State Registrar shall supply to any applicant
a certificate reciting the birth date, sex, race and birthplace of any
person whose birth is registered under the provisions of this chapter.
The certificate must show that the data therein contained is as disclosed
by the record of the birth.

      2.  The Board may, by regulation, authorize county health officers
to issue such certificates. The Board shall determine the standard form
for the abstracted certificates.

      3.  Every such certificate is prima facie evidence in all courts
and places of the facts therein stated.

      [Part 5:119:1929; A 1945, 39; 1943 NCL § 5281]—(NRS A 1981, 467;
1993, 107)


      1.  The State Registrar shall keep a true and correct account of
all fees received under this chapter.

      2.  The money collected pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 440.700
must be remitted by the State Registrar
to the State Treasurer for credit to the Children’s Trust Account created
by NRS 432.131 . The money collected
pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 440.700
must be remitted by the State Registrar to the State Treasurer for credit
to the Review of Death of Children Account created by NRS 432B.409 . Any money collected pursuant to subsection
5 of NRS 440.700 must be remitted by
the State Registrar to the county treasurers of the various participating
counties for credit to their accounts for the support of the offices of
the county coroners created pursuant to NRS 259.025 . Any other proceeds accruing to the State of
Nevada under the provisions of this chapter must be forwarded to the
State Treasurer for deposit in the State General Fund.

      3.  Upon the approval of the State Board of Examiners and pursuant
to its regulations, the Health Division of the Department of Health and
Human Services may maintain an account in a bank or credit union for the
purpose of refunding overpayments of fees for vital statistics.

      [Part 20:199:1911; A 1955, 419] + [2:199:1911; added 1945, 177;
1943 NCL § 5267.A] + [Part 5:119:1929; A 1945, 39; 1943 NCL § 5281] +
[7:119:1929; A 1943, 201; 1943 NCL § 5283]—(NRS A 1975, 258; 1985, 615;
1999, 1498 ; 2003, 865 ; 2005, 474 , 1061 )


      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, the State
Registrar shall charge and collect the following fees:



For searching the files for one name, if no copy is
made..................................... $8

For verifying a vital
record.....................................................................
.................... 8

For establishing and filing a record of paternity (other than a
hospital-based paternity), and providing a certified copy of the new
record.....................................................................
................................ 20

For a certified copy of a record of
birth.................................................................. 13

For a certified copy of a record of death originating in a county in
which the board of county commissioners has not created an account for
the support of the office of the county coroner pursuant to NRS 259.025
     10

For a certified copy of a record of death originating in a county in
which the board of county commissioners has created an account for the
support of the office of the county coroner pursuant to NRS 259.025
   11

For correcting a record on file with the State Registrar and providing a
certified copy of the corrected record     20

For replacing a record on file with the State Registrar and providing a
certified copy of the new record                20

For filing a delayed certificate of birth and providing a certified copy
of the certificate             20

For the services of a notary public, provided by the State
Registrar.................. 2

For an index of records of marriage provided on microfiche to a person
other than a county recorder of a county of this
State......................................................................
............................................... 200

For an index of records of divorce provided on microfiche to a person
other than a county recorder of a county in this
State......................................................................
............................................... 100

For compiling data files which require specific changes in computer
programming    200



      2.  The fee collected for furnishing a copy of a certificate of
birth or death includes the sum of $3 for credit to the Children’s Trust
Account created by NRS 432.131 .

      3.  The fee collected for furnishing a copy of a certificate of
death includes the sum of $1 for credit to the Review of Death of
Children Account created by NRS 432B.409 .

      4.  The State Registrar shall not charge a fee for furnishing a
certified copy of a record of birth to a homeless person who submits a
signed affidavit on a form prescribed by the State Registrar stating that
the person is homeless.

      5.  The fee collected for furnishing a copy of a certificate of
death originating in a county in which the board of county commissioners
has created an account for the support of the office of the county
coroner pursuant to NRS 259.025
includes the sum of $1 for credit to the account for the support of the
office of the county coroner of the county in which the certificate
originates.

      6.  Upon the request of any parent or guardian, the State Registrar
shall supply, without the payment of a fee, a certificate limited to a
statement as to the date of birth of any child as disclosed by the record
of such birth when the certificate is necessary for admission to school
or for securing employment.

      7.  The United States Bureau of the Census may obtain, without
expense to the State, transcripts or certified copies of births and
deaths without payment of a fee.

      [Part 5:119:1929; A 1945, 39; 1943 NCL § 5281]—(NRS A 1981, 467;
1985, 616; 1991, 848; 1997, 908; 2003, 866 , 2570 ; 2005, 474 , 1061 , 1214 )


      1.  In counties where deputy registrars are appointed, the board of
county commissioners shall allow them a monthly salary or the sum of $1
for each birth and death certificate executed by them.

      2.  No local health officer may require from funeral directors or
persons acting as undertakers any fee for the issuance of burial or
removal permits under this chapter.

      [Part 6:199:1911; A 1913, 126; 1919, 221; 1919 RL § 2957; NCL §
5240] + [Part 23:199:1911; RL § 2974; NCL § 5257] + [4:119:1929; NCL §
5280]—(NRS A 1969, 727; 1983, 137)


      1.  If a board of county commissioners creates an account for the
support of the county coroner pursuant to NRS 259.025 , a district health officer who provides a
certified copy of a record of death originating in that county shall
charge and collect, in addition to any other fee therefor, the sum of $1
for the support of the office of the county coroner created pursuant to
NRS 244.163 .

      2.  The district health officer shall remit any money collected
pursuant to this section to the county treasurer of the county in which
the certificate originates for credit to the account for the support of
the office of the county coroner created pursuant to NRS 259.025 .

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1060 )

UNLAWFUL ACTS; PENALTIES
 Any physician who was in medical attendance upon
any deceased person at the time of death who neglects or refuses to make
out and deliver to the funeral director, sexton or other person in charge
of the interment, removal or other disposition of the body, upon request,
the medical certificate of the cause of death shall be punished by a fine
of not more than $250.

      [Part 21:199:1911; RL § 2972; NCL § 5255]—(NRS A 1967, 577; 1979,
1469; 1983, 137)

 If any physician knowingly makes a false certification of the cause of
death in any case, he shall be punished by a fine of not more than $250.

      [Part 21:199:1911; RL § 2972; NCL § 5255]—(NRS A 1967, 578; 1979,
1469)
 It is
unlawful for any person to affix his signature to an uncompleted death
certificate.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 661)
 Any physician or midwife in attendance upon a case
of confinement or any person charged with responsibility for reporting
births who neglects or refuses to file a proper certificate of birth with
the local health officer within the time required by law shall be
punished by a fine of not more than $250.

      [Part 21:199:1911; RL § 2972; NCL § 5255]—(NRS A 1967, 578; 1979,
1469)
 Any funeral director, sexton or other person in charge
of the disposal who inters, removes or otherwise disposes of the body of
any deceased person without having received a burial or removal permit
shall be punished by a fine of not more than $250.

      [Part 21:199:1911; RL § 2972; NCL § 5255]—(NRS A 1967, 578; 1979,
1470; 1983, 137)
 Any
person who shall willfully alter any certificate of birth or death, or
the copy of any certificate of birth or death, on file in the office of
the local or State Board of Health, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

      [Part 21:199:1911; RL § 2972; NCL § 5255]—(NRS A 1967, 578)


      1.  It is unlawful for any person to obtain or possess the birth
certificate of another for the purpose of establishing a false identity
for himself or any other person.

      2.  A person who has in his possession the birth certificate of
another person without lawful reason for being in possession of the birth
certificate or who uses the birth certificate of another in the
commission of a misdemeanor, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      3.  A person who has in his possession two or more birth
certificates of other persons without lawful reason for being in
possession of the birth certificates or who uses the birth certificate of
another person in the commission of a gross misdemeanor is guilty of a
gross misdemeanor.

      4.  A person who uses the birth certificate of another person to
aid in the commission of a felony is guilty of a category D felony and
shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130 .

      5.  The offenses described in this section are separate from the
primary offense if any, and the unlawful possession of a birth
certificate is a separate offense from its unlawful use.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1483; A 1995, 1278)
 Any person who furnishes false information to a physician,
funeral director, midwife or informant for the purpose of making
incorrect certification of births or deaths shall be punished by a fine
of not more than $250.

      [Part 21:199:1911; RL § 2972; NCL § 5255]—(NRS A 1967, 578; 1979,
1470; 1983, 137)
 Any person who sells or offers to sell for a profit a copy of
a certificate of marriage or an abstract of a recorded certificate of
marriage issued by a county recorder is guilty of a misdemeanor. Each
sale or offer to sell such a certificate constitutes a separate violation
of this section. This section does not apply to fees charged by a county
recorder.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 97; A 1991, 70)


      1.  Any person who violates or proposes to violate NRS 440.773
may be enjoined by any court of
competent jurisdiction.

      2.  Actions for injunction under this section may be prosecuted:

      (a) By the Attorney General or any district attorney in this State;
or

      (b) Upon the complaint of the State Registrar or any county
recorder.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 97)
 Every
person violating any of the provisions of this chapter or refusing or
neglecting to obey any lawful order, rule or regulation of the Board
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

      [39:199:1911; added 1939, 297; 1931 NCL § 5268.05]—(NRS A 1967, 578)




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