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Vital statistics; violations; penalties
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 41, TITLE 1
§ 4102. Vital statistics; violations; penalties. 1. Any person shall
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall for
the first offense be fined not less than five dollars nor more than
fifty dollars and for each subsequent offense not less than ten dollars
or more than one hundred dollars or be imprisoned in the county jail not
more than sixty days, or be both fined and imprisoned in the discretion
of the court, who for himself or as an officer, agent, or employee of
any other person, or of any corporation or partnership, shall:

(a) refuse or fail to furnish correctly any information in his
possession, or shall furnish false information affecting any certificate
or record, required by this article; or,

(b) wilfully alter, otherwise than is provided by this article, or
shall falsify any certificate of birth or death, or any record
established by this article; or,

(c) being required by this article to fill out a certificate of death
and file the same with the local registrar, or deliver it, upon request,
to any person charged with the duty of filing the same, shall fail,
neglect or refuse to perform such duty in the manner required by this
article; or,

(d) inter, cremate, or otherwise finally dispose of the dead body of a
human being, or permit the same to be done, or shall remove said body
from the primary registration district in which the death occurred or
the body was found, without the authority of a burial or removal permit
issued by the local registrar of the district in which the death
occurred, or in which the body was found, except as provided in section
four thousand one hundred forty-four of this article; or,

(e) being a registrar, deputy registrar, or subregistrar, shall fail,
neglect or refuse to perform his duty as required by this article and by
the instructions and directions of the commissioner thereunder.

2. Whenever any physician, nurse-midwife, or other person shall fail
or neglect properly to record and file a certificate of birth as
required by this article such person shall be liable to a penalty of not
less than five dollars nor more than fifty dollars for the first and
second offenses, which penalty may be recovered by an action brought by
the commissioner in any court of competent jurisdiction, and for every
subsequent offense, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,
punishable by a fine of not less than ten nor more than one hundred
dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than sixty days, or both.