Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 65-2409a
- 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.
- Live birth: means the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a human child, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy, which, after such expulsion or extraction, breathes or shows any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. See Kansas Statutes 65-2401
- Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- Secretary: means the secretary of health and environment. See Kansas Statutes 65-2401
- State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
(a) A certificate of birth for each live birth which occurs in this state shall be filed with the state registrar within five days after such birth and shall be registered by such registrar if such certificate has been completed and filed in accordance with this section. If a birth occurs on a moving conveyance, a birth certificate shall indicate as the place of birth the location where the child was first removed from the conveyance.
(b) When a birth occurs in an institution, the person in charge of the institution or the person’s designated representative shall obtain the personal data, prepare the certificate, secure the signatures required by the certificate and file such certificate with the state registrar. The physician in attendance or, in the absence of the physician, the person in charge of the institution or that person’s designated representative shall certify to the facts of birth and provide the medical information required by the certificate within five days after the birth. When a birth occurs outside an institution, the certificate shall be prepared and filed by one of the following in the indicated order of priority: (1) The physician in attendance at or immediately after the birth, or in the absence of such a person; (2) any other person in attendance at or immediately after the birth, or in the absence of such a person; or (3) the father, the mother or, in the absence of the father and the inability of the mother, the person in charge of the premises where the birth occurred.
(c) If the mother was married at the time of either conception or birth, or at any time between conception and birth, the name of the husband shall be entered on the certificate as the father of the child unless paternity has been determined otherwise by a court of competent jurisdiction, in which case the name of the father as determined by the court shall be entered. If the mother was not married either at the time of conception or of birth, or at any time between conception and birth, the name of the father shall not be entered on the certificate of birth without the written consent of the mother and of the person to be named as the father on a form provided by the state registrar pursuant to K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 23-2204, and amendments thereto, unless a determination of paternity has been made by a court of competent jurisdiction, in which case the name of the father as determined by the court shall be entered.
(d) One of the parents of any child shall sign the certificate of live birth to attest to the accuracy of the personal data entered thereon, in time to permit its filing within the five days prescribed above.
(e) Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, a fee of $4 shall be paid for each certificate of live birth filed with the state registrar. Such fee shall be paid by the parent or parents of the child. If a birth occurs in an institution, the person in charge of the institution or the person’s designated representative shall be responsible for collecting the fee and shall remit such fee to the secretary of health and environment not later than the 15th day following the end of the calendar quarter during which the birth occurred. If a birth occurs other than in an institution, the person completing the birth certificate shall be responsible for collecting the fee and shall remit such fee to the secretary of health and environment not later than the 15th day of the month following the birth.
The fee provided for by this subsection shall not be required to be paid if the parent or parents of the child are at the time of the birth receiving assistance, as defined by K.S.A. 39-702, and amendments thereto, from the secretary for children and families.
(f) Except as provided in this subsection, when a certificate of birth is filed pursuant to this act, each parent shall furnish the social security number or numbers issued to the parent. Social security numbers furnished pursuant to this subsection shall not be recorded on the birth certificate. A parent shall not be required to furnish such person’s social security number pursuant to this subsection if no social security number has been issued to the parent; the social security number is unknown; or the secretary determines that good cause, as defined in federal regulations promulgated pursuant to title IV-D of the federal social security act, exists for not requiring the social security number. Nothing in this subsection shall delay the filing or issuance of the birth certificate.