Connecticut General Statutes 19a-42b - Amendment of out-of-state or foreign birth certificate to reflect gender change. Probate court jurisdiction. Application process
Connecticut General Statutes > Title 19a > Chapter 368a > § 19a-42b - Amendment of out-of-state or foreign birth certificate to reflect gender change. Probate court jurisdiction. Application process
Current as of: 2009
(a) In the case of a person who is a resident of this state and was born in another state or in a foreign jurisdiction, if such other state or foreign jurisdiction requires a court decree in order to amend a birth certificate to reflect a change in gender, the probate courts in this state shall have jurisdiction to issue such a decree. When a person has completed treatment for the purpose of altering his or her sexual characteristics to those of the opposite sex, such person may apply to the probate court for the district in which such person resides for a decree that such person's birth certificate be amended to reflect the change in gender. The application to the probate court shall be accompanied by an affidavit from a physician attesting that the applicant has physically changed gender and an affidavit from a psychologist, psychiatrist or a licensed clinical social worker attesting that the applicant has socially and psychologically changed gender. Upon issuance, such probate court decree shall be transmitted to the registration authority of such person's place of birth.
(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the authority of the Commissioner of Public Health to amend birth certificates in accordance with section 19a-42.
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