Sec. 5. (a) The local health officer, on the fourth day of each month, shall report to the state department concerning the births, deaths, and stillbirths that occurred within the local health officer’s jurisdiction within the preceding month. However, after December 31, 2010, the local health officer, beginning five (5) days after electronically receiving the form required for the Indiana birth registration system or the Indiana death registration system, shall use the Indiana birth registration system and the Indiana death registration system established under section 3.1 of this chapter to report the births and deaths that occur in the local health officer’s jurisdiction, and shall report each birth or death to the state department not later than five (5) days after being informed of the birth or death.

     (b) If there are no births, deaths, or stillbirths to report, the local health officer shall indicate that information each month in a format prescribed by the state department.

[Pre-1993 Recodification Citation: 16-1-18-1.]

As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.20. Amended by P.L.148-1996, SEC.1; P.L.61-2009, SEC.6.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 16-37-1-5

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5