To protect the integrity of vital records, ensure their proper use, and to ensure the efficient and proper administration of the vital records system, no employee of the state vital records office, local registrar, or deputy registrar may permit inspection of any vital record or disclose information contained in any vital record or issue a copy of all or part of any such record unless authorized by this chapter or a court of competent jurisdiction.

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 34-25-52.6

  • 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.

Source: SL 2005, ch 190, § 6.