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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section: 26:8-40.12: Sex reassignment surgery; amendment of birth certificate
The State registrar shall issue an amended certificate of birth to a person born in this State who undergoes sex reassignment surgery and requests an amended certificate of birth which shows the sex and name of the person as it has been changed.
a. The State registrar shall issue the amended certificate of birth upon receipt of (1) a certified copy of an order from a court of competent jurisdiction which indicates the name of the person has been changed and (2) a medical certificate from the person's licensed physician which indicates the sex of the person has been changed by surgical procedure.
b. The amended certificate of birth shall be of the same general type as the original certificate of birth.
c. When an amended certificate of birth is issued, the State registrar shall notify the appropriate local registrar of vital statistics who shall enter the amended certificate in his local record and place his copy of the original certificate under seal.
d. The State register shall place the original certificate of birth and all papers pertaining to the amended certificate of birth under seal. The seal shall not be broken except by order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
Thereafter, whenever a certified copy of the certificate of birth is prepared, it shall be made from the amended certificate of birth except when an order of a court of competent jurisdiction requires that a certified copy be made of the original certificate of birth.
e. The fee for issuing the amended certificate of birth is $6.00.
L.1984, c. 191, s. 1, eff. Nov. 19, 1984.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.
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