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SECTION 4123
Vital statistics; registrars; term of office; oath; removal
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 41, TITLE 2
§ 4123. Vital statistics; registrars; term of office; oath; removal.
1. Unless the charter of the city or village shall provide otherwise,
the term of office of a registrar of vital statistics shall be four
years, except that in a town or village of the first class operating
under the general town or village law, the term of office of registrar
of vital statistics shall be coterminous with the term of office of the
town or village clerk, as the case may be. The term of office of a
county or part-county registrar shall be coterminous with that of the
county commissioner of health or public health director. If there be no
county commissioner of health or public health director, then the term
of office of such county or part-county registrar shall be as determined
by the board of supervisors of such county.

2. Each registrar of vital statistics shall hold office until his
successor is appointed and shall have qualified.

3. Any registrar, deputy registrar or subregistrar of vital
statistics, who fails or neglects to discharge efficiently the duties of
his office in accordance with the provisions of this article or the
regulations of the public health council, or to make prompt and complete
returns of births and deaths as required thereby, shall be removed
forthwith by the commissioner or by the person or board authorized by
law to appoint such registrar, deputy registrar or subregistrar. Such
other penalties may be imposed upon him as are provided by this article.

4. Notwithstanding any other provisions of the laws of this state,
each registrar, deputy registrar and subregistrar of vital statistics
shall file his oath of office with the clerk or clerks of the county or
counties in which his registration district is located.