The local registrar of vital statistics shall supply blank forms of certificates and instructions to such persons as require them, and shall require each birth, fetal death, or death certificate, when presented for filing, to be made out in accordance with sections 3705.01 to 3705.29 of the Revised Code, the rules adopted by the director of health, and the registration instructions of the director. If a birth, fetal death, or death certificate is incomplete or unsatisfactory, the local registrar shall indicate the defects therein and withhold registering the certificate or issuing a burial permit until such certificate is corrected.

Terms Used In Ohio Code 3705.06

  • Fetal death: means death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of human conception, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy, which after such expulsion or extraction does not breathe or show any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Registration: means the acceptance by the office of vital statistics and the incorporation of vital records into its official records. See Ohio Code 3705.01

Effective Date: 03-16-1989.