Sec. 10. (a) As used in this section, “DNA test” means an identification process in which the unique genetic code of an individual that is carried by the individual’s deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is compared with the genetic codes of another individual.

     (b) The state department may make additions to or corrections in a certificate of birth on receipt of adequate documentary evidence, including the results of a DNA test under subsection (c) or a paternity affidavit executed under section 2.1 of this chapter.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 16-37-2-10

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
     (c) The state department may make an addition to a birth certificate based on the results of a DNA test only if:

(1) a father is not named on the birth certificate; and

(2) a citation to this subsection as the authority for the addition is noted on the birth certificate.

[Pre-1993 Recodification Citation: 16-1-16-7.]

As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.20. Amended by P.L.46-1995, SEC.65; P.L.133-1995, SEC.16.