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Data Collection & Analysis - Guidelines to Obtaining an Authorized Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate
Guidelines to Obtaining an Authorized Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate
Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 103526 only specific individuals are allowed to receive an AUTHORIZED CERTIFIED COPY of a birth record.
An AUTHORIZED CERTIFIED COPY of a birth record may be required to obtain benefits, claim insurance proceeds, social security and obtain other services related to an individual's identity.
Individuals who are permitted to receive an AUTHORIZED CERTIFIED COPY:
The registrant or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant
A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record in order to comply with the requirements of Section 3140 or 7603 of the Family Code
A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business
A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse or domestic partner of the registrant
An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant's estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or the registrant estate
Those who are not authorized may receive an INFORMATIONAL CERTIFIED COPY with the words "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY" imprinted across the face of the copy.
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