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The Vital Statistics Act

R.S.M. 1987, c. V60

The Vital Statistics Act

Table of Contents

1 Definitions.
2 When death occurs.
REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS
3 Registration of births.
(2) Statement respecting birth.
(3) Exception.
(4) Plural births.
(5) Child of married woman.
(6) Artificial insemination.
(7) Child of married woman living separate from husband.
(8) Child of unmarried woman.
(9) Exception.
(10) Additional evidence required.
(11) Continuing liability to complete statement.
(12) Registration of birth by district registrar.
(13) Procedure where responsible persons not found.
(14) Amending record.
4 Registration of hyphenated surname.
(2) Surviving spouse may apply.
5 Registration of birth by director.
6 Registration of birth where subsequent marriage.
(2) One parent incapable.
(3) Application by child.
7 Statement respecting birth of foundling.
(2) Duties of district registrar.
(3) Fee.
(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 Alteration or addition of given name by director.
(2) Statutory limitation of alteration or addition.
(3) Changes to be shown on certificate.
REGISTRATION OF STILLBIRTHS
9 Registration of stillbirths.
(2) Statement respecting stillbirth.
(3) Medical certificate.
(4) Certificate by district registrar.
(5) Registration of stillbirth by district registrar.
(6) Burial permit.
(7) Application of sections 3 to 5 and 14 to 19.
REGISTRATION OF ADOPTION
10 Order of adoption to be sent to director.
(2) Adoption register.
(3) Retention of surname.
(4) Entry of unrecorded adoption.
(5) Registration of adoption order of another jurisdiction.
(6) Registration of adoption.
(7) Notation of adoption on birth registration.
(8) Procedure on adoption of person born elsewhere.
(9) Birth certificate in case of adoption.
(10) Pre-September, 1924 adoption files.
REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGES
11 Registration of marriages.
12 Statement respecting marriage.
(2) Registration of marriage by district registrar.
13 Registration of marriage by director.
REGISTRATION OF DEATHS
14 Registration of deaths.
(2) Personal particulars of the deceased.
(3) Certificate by medical practitioner or medical examiner.
(4) Death without medical attendance.
(5) Certificate by district registrar.
(6) Death by violence, negligence, etc.
15 Registration of death by district registrar.
16 Registration of death by director.
17 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 without certificate of medical examiner.
18 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 Notation of change of name.
(2) Meaning of "foreign state".
(3) Certificate after change of name.
FRAUDULENT REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATES
22 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 Corrections by district registrar.
(2) Correction by personal appearance.
(3) Correction by director.
(4) Certificate from registration after correction.
24 Minor change in name.
25 Application to change designation of sex.
(2) Material in support.
(3) Exception.
(4) Certificates issued without mention of change.
ADMINISTRATION
26 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 Registration divisions.
(2) Municipalities to be registration divisions.
(3) Appointment of district registrars.
(4) Unorganized territory.
28 Appointment of deputy district registrars.
29 Enforcement of Act by district registrar.
30 Duty of district registrar.
(2) Defective birth or marriage notice.
(3) Care of documents.
(4) Obtaining information.
(5) Retention of copies of returns.
(6) Action by registrar when party fails to register.
(7) Notice to Director.
SEARCHES
31 Searches of registrations and church records.
(2) Report on search.
(3) Searches for research or statistical purposes.
ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES AND COPIES
32 Birth certificate.
(2) Certified or photo copy of registration of birth.
(3) Marriage certificate.
(4) Certified or photo copy of registration of marriage.
(5) Death certificate.
(6) Cause of death to be disclosed only in special cases.
(7) Certified or photo copy of registration of death.
(8) Certificates from church records.
(9) Order as to production of authority.
(10) Revocation and amendment of orders.
33 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 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 of the director.
(2) Annual report of minister.
40 Records property of the Crown.
(2) Delivery of records to successor.
41 Secrecy.
(2) Exception.
(3) Fine.
42 Notations.
43 Director to examine notices sent in by registrars.
(2) Information as to births, marriages, and deaths.
PENALTIES
44 Failure to carry out duties.
(2) Compliance by one person sufficient.
45 Failure to obtain permit for transportation of body.
(2) Burial permit issued outside province.
46 General penalty.
47 Consent to prosecutions.
(2) Conviction, etc. not affected by want of form.
REGULATIONS
48 Regulations.
49 Other registration systems discontinued.
50 Construction.