Chapter 262 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 34 the following section:-
Section 34B. the following persons may obtain a copy of birth records under section 34. The registrant, (a person listed on the certificate) or a parent or legal guardian.
A party entitled to receive the record as the result of a court order.
A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency as provided by law.
A child, grandchild, brother, sister, spouse or domestic partner of the registrant.
An attorney representing the registrant or his estate or a person or agency empowered by law or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or his estate.
An agent or employee of a funeral establishment who acts within the course of his employment to obtain copies of birth records on behalf of the above persons.
A person obtaining a copy of birth record shall be required to present a valid photo I.D. except the registrant. The city or town clerk shall maintain of record of the same.
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