Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 193
Vital Statistics
Section 193.135

August 28, 2014


New certificate of birth established or old one amended, when--inspection of certain records by court order only.

193.135. 1. The state registrar shall establish a new certificate of birth for a person born in this state when he or she received the following:

(1) A certificate of decree of adoption as provided in section 193.125 or a report of adoption prepared and filed in accordance with the laws of another state or foreign country, or a certified copy of the decree of adoption, together with the information necessary to identify the original certificate of birth and to establish a new certificate of birth; except that a new certificate of birth shall not be established if so requested by the court decreeing the adoption, the adoptive parents, or the adopted person;

(2) A request that a new certificate be established upon such evidence as required by the department proving that such person has been legitimated.

2. When a new certificate of birth is established, the actual place and date of birth shall be shown. The new certificate shall be substituted for the original certificate of birth in the files, and the original certificate of birth and the evidence of adoptions or legitimation shall not be subject to inspection except upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction or as provided by department rules.

3. Upon receipt of a report of an amended decree of adoption, the certificate of birth shall be amended.

4. Upon receipt of a report or decree of annulment of adoption, the original certificate of birth shall be restored to its place in the files and the new certificate and evidence shall not be subject to inspection except upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction or as provided by department rules.

5. When a new certificate of birth is established by the state registrar, all copies of the original certificate of birth in the custody of any other custodian of vital records in this state shall be sealed from inspection or forwarded to the state registrar, as he directs.

(L. 1984 S.B. 574)


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