1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Public Health
  4. Article 41: Vital Statistics
  5. Title 1: General Provisions


Section 4100-A Definitions

Public Health (PBH)

As used or referred to in this article:

  1. The term "certified copy" means a photographic reproduction in the form of a photocopy or a microfilm print of the original certificate or electronically produced print of the original certificate, commencing on or after the implementation date under section forty-one hundred forty-eight of this title, and certified by the commissioner, his designated representative, a local registrar, deputy registrar or sub-registrar as a true copy thereof.

  2. The term "certified transcript" means a computer generated or other reproduction of information abstracted from the original state or local record the elements of which shall be as determined by the commissioner and certified by the commissioner, his designated representative, a local registrar or a deputy registrar as being an accurate abstract of information contained in the original record.

  3. The term "certification of birth" means a certification that a certificate of birth is on file and shall contain only the name, sex, date of birth and place of birth of the person to whom it relates and none of the other data on a certificate of birth. When issued by the local registrar or his deputy, it shall also contain the date of filing of the certificate of birth. When issued by the commissioner or by his designated representative, it shall also contain the dates of filing in the local registration district, or a statement that the birth certificate was filed within one year of the date of birth, and in the state department of health of the original certificate of birth.

  4. A "certification of death" shall contain only the name, the date of death, and the place of death of the person to whom it relates, the date of filing in the local registration district, or a statement that the death certificate was filed within one year of the death of the person to whom it relates, and none of the other data on the certificate of death.

  5. The term "electronic death registration system" means the data system created and maintained by the department for collecting, storing, recording, transmitting, amending, correcting and authenticating information, as necessary and appropriate to complete a death registration, and to generate such documents as determined by the department, including permits or certificates, relating to a death occurring in this state.