AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING CERTIFICATES OF BIRTH RESULTING IN STILLBIRTH.
Whereas, The deferred operation
of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to regulate further
certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth, therefore it is hereby declared
to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the effective date of chapter
250 of the acts of 2002 to the contrary, a parent of a stillborn child delivered
in the commonwealth before November 10, 2002 may request a certificate of birth
resulting in stillbirth in accordance with section 1
1/2 of chapter 46 of the General Laws for a period of 90 days following the
effective date of this act. If the requirements of said section 1 1/2 of said
chapter 46 are met, the state registrar of vital records and statistics shall
issue the requested certificate.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect
on February 1, 2004.