South Dakota Administrative Rules
44:09 - PUBLIC HEALTH STATISTICS
Chapter 44:09:05 - Amendment of records.
44:09:05:05 - Amendment of given names on birth certificates within the first year

44:09:05:05. Amendment of given names on birth certificates within the first year. Until the registrant's first birthday, any given name may be amended by an affidavit signed by both parents or by one of the following:

(1) The mother in the case of a child born out of wedlock;

(2) The father in the case of the death or incapacity of the mother;

(3) The mother in the case of the death or incapacity of the father; or

(4) The guardian having legal custody of the registrant.

After the first birthday, documentary evidence shall be submitted to substantiate the amendment.

Source: SL 1975, ch 16, ยง 1; 6 SDR 93, effective July 1, 1980; 26 SDR 89, effective January 9, 2000.

General Authority:SDCL 34-25-51.

Law Implemented:SDCL 34-25-51.

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