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Section 3705.07 | Keeping and transmitting records by local registrar.

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(A) The local registrar of vital statistics shall number consecutively the birth, fetal death, and death certificates in three separate series, beginning with "number one" for the first birth, the first fetal death, and the first death registered in each calendar year. Such local registrar shall sign the local registrar's name in attest to the date of filing in the local office. The local registrar shall make a complete and accurate copy of each birth, fetal death, and death certificate registered. Each copy shall be filed and permanently preserved as the local record of such birth, fetal death, or death except as provided in sections 3705.09 and 3705.12 of the Revised Code. The local record may be a typewritten, photographic, electronic, or other reproduction. On or before the tenth day of each month, the local registrar shall transmit to the state office of vital statistics all original birth, fetal death, death, and military service certificates received, and all social security numbers obtained under section 3705.09, 3705.10, or 3705.16 of the Revised Code, during the preceding month. The local registrar shall immediately notify the health commissioner with jurisdiction in the registration district of the receipt of a death certificate attesting that death resulted from a communicable disease.

The office of vital statistics shall carefully examine the records and certificates received from local registrars of vital statistics and shall secure any further information that may be necessary to make each record and certificate complete and satisfactory. It shall arrange and preserve the records and certificates, or reproductions of them produced pursuant to section 3705.03 of the Revised Code, in a systematic manner and shall maintain a permanent index of all births, fetal deaths, and deaths registered, which shall show the name of the child or deceased person, place and date of birth or death, number of the record or certificate, and the volume in which it is contained.

(B)(1) The office of vital statistics shall make available to the division of child support in the department of job and family services all social security numbers that were furnished to a local registrar of vital statistics under division (I) of section 3705.09 or under section 3705.10 or 3705.16 of the Revised Code and that were transmitted to the office under division (A) of this section.

(2) The office of vital statistics also shall make available to the division of child support in the department of job and family services any other information recorded in the birth record that may enable the division to use the social security numbers provided under division (B)(1) of this section to obtain the location of the father of the child whose birth certificate was accompanied by the social security number or to otherwise enforce a child support order pertaining to that child or any other child.

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