70.58A.070  <<  70.58A.100 >>   70.58A.110

Live birth of child of known parentageReporting and registration requirements. (Effective January 1, 2021.)

(1) A facility representative or midwife shall prepare and submit a report of live birth for each live birth at which that person attended that occurs in this state to the department within ten calendar days after the birth occurs. The facility representative or midwife shall:
(a) Include all data and evidence required to establish the facts of live birth under this section;
(b) Include parentage information consistent with chapters 26.26A and 26.26B RCW;
(c) Include all statistical information required about the individual who gave birth;
(d) Ensure the accuracy of the personal data entered on the report; and
(e) Attest the child was born alive at the place and time, and on the date stated on the report.
(2) The health care provider or facility representative providing prenatal care shall provide the prenatal care information required for the report of live birth to the facility where the delivery is expected to occur not less than thirty calendar days prior to the expected delivery date.
(3) When a live birth occurs in a facility or en route to a facility, the facility representative shall submit the report of live birth consistent with this section.
(4) When a live birth occurs outside a facility and not en route to a facility, the report of live birth must be filed consistent with this section by the:
(a) Health care provider in attendance of the live birth; or
(b) Facility representative where the individual who gave birth and child are examined, if that examination happens within ten calendar days of live birth.
(5) For an unattended live birth not reported under subsection (4) of this section, a report of live birth and an affidavit stating the facts of the birth must be filed with the department within ten calendar days of the live birth.
(a) The report of live birth must be completed and signed by a person with knowledge of the facts of the birth other than the individual who gave birth to the child.
(b) The affidavit attesting to the facts of the birth must be completed and signed by the individual who gave birth, other parent, or other person with knowledge of the facts of the birth.
(c) The report of live birth and affidavit must not be signed by the same person.
(6) When the live birth occurs on a moving conveyance:
(a) Within the United States, and the child is first removed from the conveyance in state, the place where the child is first removed from the conveyance must be registered as the place of live birth;
(b) While in international waters or air space, or in a foreign country or its air space, and the child is first removed from the conveyance in state, the live birth must be registered in this state. The report of live birth under this subsection must show the actual place of live birth insofar as can be determined.
(7) The facility representative or midwife shall provide written and oral information and required forms, furnished by the department of social and health services and the state registrar, to the parents of a child about establishing parentage pursuant to chapter 26.26A RCW.
(8) The state registrar may not register a report of live birth unless it has been completed and filed in accordance with this chapter.
(9) A report of a live born child of unknown parentage must be registered in accordance with RCW 70.58A.110.
(10) A delayed report of live birth filed after one year from the date of live birth must be registered in accordance with RCW 70.58A.120.
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