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  193.115.  Court order constituting birth certificate, petition, procedure. — 1.  If a delayed certificate of birth is rejected under the provisions of section 193.105, a petition signed and sworn to by the petitioner may be filed with a court of competent jurisdiction for an order establishing a record of the date and place of the birth and the parentage of the person whose birth is to be registered.

  2.  Such petition shall be made on a form prescribed or approved by the state registrar and shall allege:

  (1)  That the person for whom a delayed certificate of birth is sought was born in this state;

  (2)  That no certificate of birth of such person can be found in the department or the office of any local custodian of birth certificates;

  (3)  That diligent efforts by the petitioner have failed to obtain the evidence required in accordance with section 193.105, and regulations adopted pursuant thereto;

  (4)  That the state registrar has refused to register a delayed certificate of birth;

  (5)  Such other allegations as may be required.

  3.  The petition shall be accompanied by a statement of the state registrar made in accordance with section 193.105 and all documentary evidence which was submitted to the state registrar in support of such registration.

  4.  The court shall fix a time and place for hearing the petition and shall give the state registrar thirty days' notice of said hearing.  The state registrar or his authorized representative may appear and testify in the proceeding.

  5.  If the court finds, from the evidence presented, that the person for whom a delayed certificate of birth is sought was born in this state, it shall make findings as to the place and date of birth, parentage, and such other findings as may be required and shall issue an order, on a form prescribed or approved by the state registrar, to establish a certificate of birth.  This order shall include the birth data to be registered, a description of the evidence presented, and the date of the court's action.

  6.  The clerk of the court shall forward each such order to the state registrar not later than the tenth day of the calendar month following the month in which it was entered.  Such order shall be registered by the state registrar and shall constitute the certificate of birth.


(L. 1984 S.B. 574, A.L. 2005 S.B. 74 & 49)

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