144.24  Substituting new for original birth certificates--inspection.

If a new certificate of birth is established, the actual place and date of birth shall be shown on the certificate. The certificate shall be substituted for the original certificate of birth. Thereafter, the original certificate and the evidence of adoption, paternity, legitimation, or sex change shall not be subject to inspection except under order of a court of competent jurisdiction, including but not limited to an order issued pursuant to section 600.16A, or as provided by administrative rule for statistical or administrative purposes only. However, the state registrar shall, upon the application of an adult adopted person, a biological parent, an adoptive parent, or the legal representative of the adult adopted person, the biological parent, or the adoptive parent, inspect the original certificate and the evidence of adoption and reveal to the applicant the date of the adoption and the name and address of the court which issued the adoption decree.

Section History: Early form

  [C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 2406; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, § 144.21, 144.44; C71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 144.24]

Section History: Recent form

  91 Acts, ch 243, §2; 99 Acts, ch 141, §18

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