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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Public health matters. Amends the definition of "food instrument" to state that a participant under the federal Women, Infants, and Children program uses an electronic benefit transfer card to obtain food. Requires the state department of health (department) to provide to the local vital records offices guidelines concerning the interpretation of the laws and the department's rules concerning vital statistics to assure uniform application of the state laws and rules. Removes expired language. Provides that if the Indiana birth registration system (IBRS) or the Indiana death registration system (IDRS) is unavailable for more than 48 hours, the state registrar may Public health matters. Amends the definition of "food instrument" to state that a participant under the federal Women, Infants, and Children program uses an electronic benefit transfer card to obtain food. Requires the state department of health (department) to provide to the local vital records offices guidelines concerning the interpretation of the laws and the department's rules concerning vital statistics to assure uniform application of the state laws and rules. Removes expired language. Provides that if the Indiana birth registration system (IBRS) or the Indiana death registration system (IDRS) is unavailable for more than 48 hours, the state registrar may issue a notice that allows the filing of a paper record of a live birth, a death, or both. Provides that certain birth, stillborn, and death permanent records may be maintained by the IBRS and IDRS. Requires that a paper copy of the permanent record of a birth, stillborn, or death certificate be provided upon request by an individual. Allows the department to disclose identifiable vital statistics information to a legitimate researcher, if the researcher complies with certain requirements. ... View more