§ 3705.01 Vital statistics definitions
§ 3705.02 Statewide system of vital statistics – office of vital statistics
§ 3705.03 State registrar is head of office of vital statistics – powers and duties
§ 3705.04 Registration districts
§ 3705.05 Local registrars – deputy registrar – records
§ 3705.06 Local registrar to supply forms of certificates
§ 3705.07 Keeping and transmitting records by local registrar
§ 3705.071 Copy of death certificate of child to be sent to county of residence
§ 3705.08 Director shall prescribe forms
§ 3705.09 Filing and registration of birth certificate
§ 3705.091 Acknowledgment of paternity affidavits
§ 3705.10 Delayed birth certificate
§ 3705.11 Report of foundling child
§ 3705.12 Issuance of new or foreign birth record after adoption – access to original record, adoption file
§ 3705.121 Adoption decreed in out-of-state court
§ 3705.122 Foreign birth record
§ 3705.123 Records for adoptions decreed before 1/1/1964
§ 3705.124 Application for new birth record
§ 3705.125 Prima facie evidence
§ 3705.126 Confidentiality
§ 3705.13 Filing court order of change of name – new birth certificate
§ 3705.14 Supplemental report for given name
§ 3705.15 Registration of unrecorded birth – correction of birth record
§ 3705.16 Statement of facts in certificates – death certificate
§ 3705.17 Burial permit required – records to be kept
§ 3705.18 Authorization for final disposition of body transported into state
§ 3705.19 Death certificate to state whether deceased served in the armed forces
§ 3705.20 Fetal death certificate
§ 3705.21 Registration of marriages, divorces, dissolutions, annulments and corrections of marriage certificate
§ 3705.22 Birth certificate to be amended to correct errors
§ 3705.23 Copies of vital records
§ 3705.231 Copy of birth record
§ 3705.24 Fees – annual certification by director of health to county treasurers
§ 3705.241 Fee for copy of adoption file – adoption records fund
§ 3705.242 Fee for copy of birth or death records – divorce decree filing fee
§ 3705.25 Local registrar, deputy registrar or sub-registrar to be removed for failing to discharge official duties
§ 3705.26 Demand for information by state registrar
§ 3705.27 Matching of birth and death records to protect integrity of vital records
§ 3705.28 Prior records valid
§ 3705.29 Prohibited acts
§ 3705.30 Statewide birth defects information system
§ 3705.31 Purposes of system
§ 3705.32 Records are confidential – exceptions
§ 3705.33 Parent or legal guardian may request information concerning child to be removed from system
§ 3705.35 Rules
§ 3705.36 Annual report regarding system
§ 3705.40 Access to preliminary birth and death data maintained by department
§ 3705.41 Vital records training
§ 3705.99 Penalty

Terms Used In Ohio Code > Chapter 3705

  • 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.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Another: when used to designate the owner of property which is the subject of an offense, includes not only natural persons but also every other owner of property. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • Attending physician: means the physician in charge of the patient's care for the illness or condition that resulted in death. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Birth record: means a birth certificate that has been registered with the office of vital statistics; or, if registered prior to March 16, 1989, with the division of vital statistics; or, if registered prior to the establishment of the division of vital statistics, with the department of health or a local registrar. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Certification of birth: means a document issued by the director of health or state registrar or a local registrar under division (B) of section 3705. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Certified nurse-midwife: means an advanced practice registered nurse who holds a current, valid license issued under Chapter 4723. See Ohio Code 1.64
  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Cremation: means the reduction to ashes of a dead body. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Dead body: means a human body or part of a human body from the condition of which it reasonably may be concluded that death recently occurred. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Donation: means gift of a dead body to a research institution or medical school. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • 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
  • File: means the presentation of vital records for registration by the office of vital statistics. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Final disposition: means the interment, cremation, removal from the state, donation, or other authorized disposition of a dead body or a fetal death. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Funeral director: has the meaning given in section 4717. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures; this provision does not affect any law relating to signatures. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Institution: means any establishment, public or private, that provides medical, surgical, or diagnostic care or treatment, or domiciliary care, to two or more unrelated individuals, or to persons committed by law. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Interment: means the final disposition of the remains of a dead body by burial or entombment. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Internet: means the international computer network of both federal and nonfederal interoperable packet switched data networks, including the graphical subnetwork known as the world wide web. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • 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.
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • Live birth: means the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of human conception that 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 Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Medical certification: means completion of the medical certification portion of the certificate of death or fetal death as to the cause of death or fetal death. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Physician: means a person licensed pursuant to Chapter 4731. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Population: means that shown by the most recent regular federal census. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • 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
  • Rule: includes regulation. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • state: means the state of Ohio. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • state agency: except as otherwise provided in the title, means every organized body, office, or agency established by the laws of the state for the exercise of any function of state government. See Ohio Code 1.60
  • State registrar: means the head of the office of vital statistics in the department of health. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Stillborn: means that an infant of at least twenty weeks of gestation suffered a fetal death. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • System of vital statistics: means the registration, collection, preservation, amendment, and certification of vital records, the collection of other reports required by this chapter, and activities related thereto. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • United States: includes all the states. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Vital records: means certificates or reports of birth, death, fetal death, marriage, divorce, dissolution of marriage, annulment, and data related thereto and other documents maintained as required by statute. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Whoever: includes all persons, natural and artificial; partners; principals, agents, and employees; and all officials, public or private. See Ohio Code 1.02