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Rule 3701-5-10 | Matching of certificates of birth and death.


(A) When carrying out the birth and death record matching program authorized by section 3705.27 of the Revised Code, the state registrar shall establish that a match exists by comparing specific information on the certificates of birth and death. The items for comparison shall include, at minimum, the following:

(1) The name of the decedent;

(2) The name of the decedent's father or maiden name of the decedent's mother;

(3) The date of birth or age of decedent; and

(4) The state of birth of decedent.

No match shall be determined to exist unless there is a death certificate.

(B) The date of death, the state where death occurred, and the death certificate number, shall be affixed to the birth record. The date of birth, the state of where the birth occurred, and the birth certificate number, shall be affixed to the death record.

Last updated November 2, 2022 at 1:55 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3705.02
Amplifies: 3705.27
Five Year Review Date: 11/2/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 11/20/1994