South Dakota Administrative Rules
Chapter 44:09:05 - Amendment of records.
44:09:05:09 - Method of amending certificates

44:09:05:09. Method of amending certificates. The Department of Health may amend a vital record in the following manner:

(1) Completing the item in any case where the item was left blank on the existing certificate;

(2) Drawing a single line through the item to be amended and inserting the correct data. The line drawn through the original entry must not obliterate the entry;

(3) Changing a record maintained in an electronic file. The date of the amendment must be made a part of the record and the original information must also be retained;

(4) Creating a new certificate when so ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction. The certificate may not be marked as amended; or

(5) Preparing a new certificate showing the correct information when the state registrar considers that the nature of the amendment so requires.

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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