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The Vital Statistics Act

C.C.S.M. c. V60

The Vital Statistics Act

1 Definitions
2 When death occurs
REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS
3 (1) Registration of births
(2) Statement respecting birth
(3) Exception
(4) Plural births
(5) Child of married woman
(6) Artificial insemination
(6.1) Common-law partner
(6.2) Consent submitted after child's birth registered
(7) No particulars of father
(8) Joint request to register father
(9) If parents of child marry each other
(9.1) Name of child
(9.2) Surname if parent does not complete registration
(9.3) Limitation on change of surname of child
(10) Additional evidence required
(11) Continuing liability to complete statement
(12) Certification of birth by event registrar
(13) Procedure where responsible persons not found
(14) Amending record
4 Repealed
5 Registration of birth by director
6 Repealed
7 (1) Statement respecting birth of foundling
(2) Duties of event registrar
(3) Repealed
(4) Registration of birth of foundling
(5) Copies to Director of Child and Family Services
(6) Subsequent establishment of identity
(7) Date of new registration
(8) Notification to Director of Child and Family Services
(9) Certificate to be cancelled
8 (1) Addition of given name by director
(2) Statutory limitation of alteration or addition
(3) Changes to be shown on certificate
REGISTRATION OF STILLBIRTHS
9 (1) Registration of stillbirths
(2) Statement respecting stillbirth
(3) Medical certificate
(4) Certificate by event registrar
(5) Certification of stillbirth by event registrar
(6) Burial permit
(7) Application of sections 3, 5 and 14 to 19
REGISTRATION OF ADOPTION
10 (1) Order of adoption to be sent to director
(2) Registration of adoption orders
(3) Confidentiality of pre-adoption and adoption documents
(4) Limited disclosure of pre-adoption and adoption documents
(5) Substituted registration of birth for adoptee born in Manitoba
(6) Cross-referencing birth registrations and adoption orders
(7) Adoptee born in another Canadian jurisdiction
(8) Adoptee born outside Canada
(9) Additional documents or information
(10) Additional requirements
(11) Birth certificate issued after adoption registered
(12) Restriction on changes to pre-adoption birth registration
REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGES
11 Registration of marriages
12 (1) Statement respecting marriage
(2) Certification of marriage by event registrar
13 Registration of marriage by director
REGISTRATION OF COMMON-LAW RELATIONSHIPS
13.1 (1) Registration of common-law relationships
(2) Statement regarding common-law relationship
(3) Execution of statement
(4) Registration by director
REGISTRATION OF DISSOLUTION OF COMMON-LAW RELATIONSHIPS
13.2 (1) Registration of dissolution of common-law relationships
(2) Statement regarding dissolution of common-law relationship
(3) Execution of statement
(4) Service if statement signed by one party
(5) Registration of dissolution by director
(6) One dissolution registered
REGISTRATION OF DEATHS
14 (1) Registration of deaths
(2) Personal particulars of the deceased
(3) Medical certificate by last attending physician
(4) Medical certificate by medical examiner
(5) Death without medical attendance
(6) Deaths that require inquiry under Fatality Inquiries Act
(7) "Not under the care"
(7.1) Repealed
(8) Fatality Inquiries Act applies
15 (1) Certification of death by event registrar
(2) Death registration by chief medical examiner
16 Registration of death by director
17 (1) Notice of registration of death
(2) Duty of medical examiner
(3) Registration before burial or other disposition
(4) Burial etc. before registration of death
(5) Removal of body
(6) Duties of funeral director
(7) Death outside the province
(8) Registration after burial
(9) Registration with approval of chief medical examiner
18 (1) Registration of death before burial
(2) Returns of burials and cremations
REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS OCCURRING ON THE HIGH SEAS
19 Births and deaths on high seas
CHURCH RECORDS
20 Filing of church records of baptisms, etc.
CHANGE OF NAME
21 (1) Notation of change of name
(2) Meaning of "foreign state"
(3) Certificate after change of name
FRAUDULENT REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATES
22 (1) Cancellation of registration and birth certificates
(2) Certificate
(3) Certificates fraudulently or improperly obtained or used
(4) Certificate to be delivered to director
CORRECTIONS OF ERRORS IN REGISTRATIONS
23 (1) Corrections by event registrar
(2) Correction by personal appearance
(3) Correction by director
(4) Certificate from registration after correction
24 (1) Minor change in name
(2) Certificates after spelling change
CHANGE OF SEX DESIGNATION
25 (1) Definitions
(2) Application to change sex designation on birth registration
(3) Application for change of sex designation certificate
(4) Application to change sex designation on marriage registration
(5) Application materials — birth registration amendment or sex designation certificate
(6) Application materials — marriage registration amendment
(7) Statutory declaration — change of sex designation
(8) Supporting letter requirements
(9) Alternative supporting materials
(10) Director may request additional documentation, evidence, etc.
(11) Documentation, etc. must satisfy director, meet other prescribed requirements
25.1 (1) Director may change sex designation on birth registration
(2) Birth certificates issued without mention of change
(3) Documents to be returned
(4) Change of sex designation certificate
(5) Director may change sex designation on marriage registration
(6) Marriage certificates issued without mention of change
25.2 If change of sex designation made under previous section
ADMINISTRATION
26 (1) Appointment of director and other officers and employees
(2) Duties of director
(3) Duties of assistant director and inspectors
(4) Meaning of "Recorder of Vital Statistics"
27 (1) Appointment of event registrars
(2) Former district registrars
28 Repealed
29 Enforcement of Act by event registrar
30 (1) Duty of event registrar
(2) Defective birth or marriage notice
(3) Repealed
(4) Obtaining information
(5) Retention and destruction of documents
(6) Action by event registrar when party fails to complete statement
(7) Notice to Director
SEARCHES
31 (1) Searches of registrations and church records
(2) Report on search
(3) Searches for research or statistical purposes
ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES AND COPIES
31.1 Issuing certificates and copies
Births
32 (1) Birth — 100 years ago or more
(2) Birth — less than 100 years ago
(3) Form of birth certificate
(4) Certificate of birth registration search
(5) Form of certificate of birth registration search
Marriages
(6) Marriage — 80 years ago or more
(7) Marriage — less than 80 years ago
(8) Form of marriage certificate
Common-Law Relationships
(8.1) Common-law relationship certificate
(8.2) Form of common-law relationship certificate
(8.3) Dissolution of common-law relationship certificate
(8.4) Form of dissolution of common-law relationship certificate
Deaths
(9) Death — 70 years ago or more
(10) Death certificate — death less than 70 years ago
(11) Form of death certificate
(12) Cause of death not disclosed
(13) Certified copy — death less than 70 years ago
Stillbirths
(14) No certificate issued
(15) Certified copy of registration or search record
Other Matters
(16) Certified copy from church records
33 (1) Certificates to be issued only by director
(2) Signature of director
(3) Certificate valid after change of director
34 Certificates as evidence
35 Photographic films and prints as copies
36 (1) Appeal from refusal of director to register
(2) Appeal respecting search or issue of certificate
(3) Appeal from order under section 22
(4) Notice
GENERAL
37 Power to take affidavits
38 Publication by director of statistical information
39 Annual report
40 (1) Records property of the government
(2) Delivery of records to successor
41 (1) Secrecy
(2) Exception
(3) Fine
41.1 (1) Information that does not meet registration requirements
(2) Severing information on documents
42 Notations
42.1 Return of certificate if alteration or addition to a registration
43 (1) Director to examine notices sent in by event registrars
(2) Information as to births, marriages, and deaths
43.1 Protection from liability
PENALTIES
44 (1) Failure to carry out duties
(2) Compliance by one person sufficient
45 (1) Failure to obtain permit for transportation of body
(2) Burial permit issued outside province
45.1 (1) False information
(2) False information re registration in Manitoba
45.2 (1) False documents
(2) Penalty
46 General penalty
47 (1) Consent to prosecutions
(2) Conviction, etc. not affected by want of form
REGULATIONS
48 Regulations
49 Other registration systems discontinued
49.1 Conflict with The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
50 Construction