(A) As used in this section:
(1) "Adoption file" means the file maintained by the department of health under section 3705.12 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Items of identification" include a motor vehicle driver's or commercial driver's license, an identification card issued under sections 4507.50 to 4507.52 of the Revised Code, a marriage application, a social security card, a credit card, a military identification card, or an employee identification card.
(B) An adopted person whose birth occurred in this state and whose adoption was decreed prior to January 1, 1964, may do either or both of the following:
(1) Submit a written request to the department of health for the department to provide the adopted person with a copy of the contents of the adopted person's adoption file. The request shall provide the adopted person's address, notarized signature, and be accompanied by two items of identification of the adopted person. If the adopted person submits such a request, the fee required by section 3705.241 of the Revised Code is paid, and the department has an adoption file for the adopted person, the department shall mail to the adopted person, at the address provided in the request, a copy of the contents of the adopted person's adoption file.
(2) File a petition pursuant to section 3107.41 of the Revised Code for the release of information regarding the adopted person's name by birth and the identity of the adopted person's biological parent and biological sibling.
Effective Date: 09-18-1996