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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
- Chapter 50. Vital Statistics Act
- Section 290. Corrections and Amendments.
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AS 18.50.290. Corrections and Amendments.
- (a) A certificate or record registered by the bureau may be amended only in accordance with this chapter and the
regulations the department adopts to protect the integrity and accuracy of vital statistics records.
- (b) A certificate that is amended under this section shall be marked "amended," with the date of amendment. A summary
description of the evidence submitted in support of the amendment shall be endorsed on or made a part of the record.
The department shall prescribe by regulation the conditions under which additions or minor corrections may be made to
vital statistics records without the certificate being considered amended.
- (c) Upon receipt of a certified copy of a court order changing the name of a person born in the state or a person born
outside the United States whose adoptive parents are residents of the state at the time of the adoption and upon
request of the person or the person's parent, guardian, or legal representative, the state registrar shall amend the
certificate of birth to reflect the new name.
- (d) When a certificate is corrected or amended under this section, the state registrar shall instruct the local custodian
of the copy of the certificate to make the changes in the copy.
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