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SECTION 4101
Vital statistics; enforcement
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 41, TITLE 1
§ 4101. Vital statistics; enforcement. 1. The commissioner is hereby
charged with the execution of the provisions of this article and is
hereby granted supervisory power over registrars, deputy registrars, and
subregistrars, to the extent that there shall be uniform compliance with
all of the requirements of this article.

2. Each registrar is hereby charged with the enforcement of the
provisions of this article in his registration district, under the
supervision and direction of the commissioner. He shall make an
immediate report to the commissioner of any violation of any provision
of this article coming to his knowledge, by observation, or upon
complaint of any person, or otherwise.

3. The commissioner, either personally or by an accredited
representative, shall have authority to investigate cases of
irregularity, or violation of law, and all registrars shall aid him,
upon request, in such investigations.

4. When he shall deem it necessary, the commissioner shall report
cases of violation of any of the provisions of this article to the
district attorney of the county, with a statement of the facts and
circumstances. When any such case is reported to him by the
commissioner, the district attorney shall forthwith initiate and
promptly proceed with the necessary court proceedings against the
person, firm or corporation responsible for the alleged violation of
law.

5. Upon request of the commissioner, the attorney general shall assist
in the enforcement of the provisions of this article.