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92_HB6303 LRB9217881DJgc 1 AN ACT in relation to public health. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Vital Records Act is amended by adding 5 Section 20.5 as follows: 6 (410 ILCS 535/20.5 new) 7 Sec. 20.5. Certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth. 8 (a) The State Registrar shall prescribe and distribute a 9 form for a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth. The 10 certificate shall be in the same format as a certificate of 11 live birth prepared under Section 12 and shall be filed in 12 the same manner as a certificate of live birth. 13 (b) After each fetal death that occurs in this State 14 after a gestation period of at least 20 completed weeks, the 15 person who files a fetal death certificate in connection with 16 that death as required under Section 20 shall also prepare a 17 certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth with respect to 18 the fetus. The person shall prepare the certificate on the 19 form prescribed and furnished by the State Registrar and in 20 accordance with the rules adopted by the State Registrar. The 21 person shall file the certificate with the designated 22 registrar within 7 days after the delivery and before removal 23 of the fetus from the State, except as provided by regulation 24 in special problem cases. The parent or parents of the 25 stillborn child shall be offered a copy of the certificate of 26 birth resulting in stillbirth. 27 (c) If the stillborn child's parent or parents do not 28 wish to provide a name for the stillborn child, the person 29 who prepares the certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth 30 shall leave blank any references to the stillborn child's 31 name. -2- LRB9217881DJgc 1 (d) When a birth resulting in stillbirth occurring in 2 this State has not been registered within one year after the 3 delivery, a certificate marked "delayed" may be filed and 4 registered in accordance with regulations adopted by the 5 State Registrar. The certificate must show on its face the 6 date of registration. 7 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 8 becoming law.
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