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The DC Code: § 16-909.04 Voluntary paternity acknowledgment program for birth records agency.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
a
The Registrar of Vital Records shall offer to any person seeking to file or amend a birth certificate that does not include the names of 2 parents:
1
Written materials concerning paternity establishment;
2
Forms necessary to acknowledge paternity voluntarily that meet the federal requirements;
3
A written and oral description of the alternatives to, the legal consequences of, and the rights and responsibilities that arise from, signing a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity (the oral description may be videotaped or audiotaped);
4
Written notice that a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity is not effectuated unless the mother and putative father each signs the form under oath and a notary authenticates the signatures;
5
The services of a notary on the premises;
6
The opportunity to speak, by telephone or in person, with staff of the IV-D agency or Registrar who are trained to clarify information and answer questions about paternity establishment; and
7
The opportunity to acknowledge paternity voluntarily at the birth records agency.
b
The Registrar of Vital Records shall establish procedures for the recording in the records of the Registrar, and for the transmittal to the IV-D agency of completed voluntary acknowledgments of paternity, and of information contained in an acknowledgment that may be used in the establishment or enforcement of a support order.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-33 substituted "the names of 2 parents" for "a father's name". Temporary Addition of Section For temporary (225 day) addition of section, see § 105(f) of Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Temporary Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Law 13-207, March 31, 2001, law notification 48 DCR 3238). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition of this section, see § 105(f) of the Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Emergency Amendment Act of 2000 (D.C. Act 13-446, November 7, 2000, 47 DCR 9213). For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 106(f) of Child Support and Welfare Reform Compliance Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-5, February 13, 2001, 48 DCR 2440). Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 13-269, see notes following § 16-901. For Law 18-33, see notes following § 16-308. Miscellaneous Notes Section 28(b)(1) of D.C. Law 15-354 provides that the section designation of § 16-901.4 of the District of Columbia Official Code is redesignated as § 16-901.04. DC CODE § 16-909.04 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-269, § 106(f), 48 DCR 1270; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 18-33, § 3(g), 56 DCR 4269.)