Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 65-2440

  • 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
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Stillbirth: means any complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a human child the gestational age of which is not less than 20 completed weeks, resulting in other than a live birth, as defined in this section, and which is not an induced termination of pregnancy. See Kansas Statutes 65-2401
  • Vital statistics: includes the registration, preparation, transcription, collection, compilation, and preservation of data pertaining to birth, adoption, legitimation, death, stillbirth, marriage, divorce, annulment of marriage, induced termination of pregnancy, and data incidental thereto. See Kansas Statutes 65-2401

(a) A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth shall be established by the state registrar.

(b) The certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth shall contain personal and demographic information describing the stillbirth event and shall not contain any information relating to the child’s death.

(c) The certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth is not proof of a live birth.

(d) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the uniform vital statistics act, K.S.A. 65-2401 et seq., and amendments thereto.