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SECTION 4171
Records; duties of physicians, nurse practitioners, and others to furnish information
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 41, TITLE 7
§ 4171. Records; duties of physicians, nurse practitioners, and others
to furnish information. 1. Physicians, nurse practitioners,
nurse-midwives, funeral directors, undertakers and informants, and all
other persons having knowledge of the facts, are hereby required to
supply, upon a form provided by the commissioner or upon the original
certificate, such information as they may possess regarding any birth or
death upon demand of the commissioner, in person, by mail, or through
the registrar.

2. No forms shall be used other than those supplied by the
commissioner.

3. All certificates, either of birth or death, shall be written
legibly, in durable black ink, provided, however, that commencing on or
after the implementation date under section forty-one hundred
forty-eight of this article, death certificates shall be completed in
accordance with section forty-one hundred forty-eight of this article.
No certificate, whether filed in paper form or death certificate filed
electronically in accordance with section forty-one hundred forty-eight
of this article, shall be held to be complete and correct that does not
supply all of the items of information called for therein, or
satisfactorily account for their omission.