A. The director shall provide safe, secure and permanent preservation of vital records.  The director shall comply with preservation requirements, including the resolution necessary for authentic reproduction, established by the Arizona state library, archives and public records pursuant to section 39-101.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 36-351

  • Certificate: means a record that documents a birth or death. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Electronic: means technology that has electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical or electromagnetic capabilities or technology with similar capabilities. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Submit: means to present, physically or electronically, a certificate, evidentiary document or form provided for in this chapter to a local registrar, a deputy local registrar or the state registrar. See Arizona Laws 36-301

B. The director shall submit to the Arizona state library, archives and public records for permanent preservation, a copy of a person‘s:

1. Registered birth certificate seventy-five years after the person’s birth.

2. Registered death certificate fifty years after the person’s death.

C. Pursuant to section 41-151.09, subsection D, the Arizona state library, archives and public records shall provide access to registered birth certificates and registered death certificates submitted pursuant to subsection B of this section.

D. Each calendar year, the director shall reproduce on permanent media established by the Arizona state library, archives and public records pursuant to section 39-101, vital records registered for the calendar year including an index.  The director shall submit the vital records and index to the Arizona state library, archives and public records, which shall provide for the confidential safekeeping of the vital records and index.

E. The director of the Arizona state library, archives and public records is entitled to receive records, including sealed records, within one hundred and twenty days on receipt or creation by the department.  These electronic records shall be used only for archival or preservation purposes and may not be released or copied for other purposes.