3701-5-11 Record preservation by office of vital statistics.

The director shall preserve all vital records filed with the office of vital statistics in accordance with Chapter 3705. of the Revised Code by maintaining the original or a typewritten, photographic, electronic, or other reproduction of the vital record in the office of vital statistics. When one hundred twenty-five years have elapsed after the date of birth or fifty years have elapsed after the date of death, fetal death (stillbirth), marriage, divorce, dissolution, or annulment, the director may transfer the certificate of birth, death, or fetal death, or abstract of marriage, divorce, dissolution of marriage, or annulment into the custody of the Ohio historical society. Provisional certificates of death and fetal death shall be used by the division only for auditing and law enforcement purposes and may be destroyed after one year. The director shall maintain an index to these records for reference and verification at the office of vital statistics.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/01/2010 and 08/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3705.02
Rule Amplifies: 3705.02, 3705.03, 3705.04, 3705.05, 3705.06, 3705.07, 3705.071, 3705.08, 3705.09, 3705.091, 3705.10, 3705.11, 3705.12, 3705.13, 3705.14, 3705.15, 3705.16, 3705.17, 3705.18, 3705.19, 3705.20, 3705.21, 3705.22, 305.23, 3705.24, 3705.241, 3705.242, 3705.25, 3705.26, 3705.27, 3705.28, 3705.29, 3705.99
Prior Effective Dates: 11/20/1994