(a) When a death or marriage occurring in this state has not been registered, a certificate may be filed in accordance with regulations of the state director of health. This certificate shall be registered subject to evidentiary requirements that the state director of health shall by regulation prescribe to substantiate the alleged facts of death or marriage.
Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 23-3-12A
- Registration: means the acceptance by the division of vital records and the incorporation in its official records of certificates, reports, or other records provided for in this chapter, or births, deaths, fetal deaths, adoptions, marriages, or divorces. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-3-1
(b) Certificate of death and marriage registered one year or more after the date of occurrence shall be marked “delayed” and shall show on their face the date of delayed registration.
(P.L. 1961, ch. 87, § 1.)