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Certificate of Stillbirth OR Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

This effort was originally started by the MISS Foundation in an effort to have stillborn babies recognized.  We believe that currently most states have enacted this legislation.   

Although they are both worded very similarly, a “Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth” and a “Certificate of Stillbirth” are not the same thing. Legislators, Policy Analysts, and State Health Departments agree, there is a subtle, yet immense difference in the two. The M.I.S.S. Foundation believes that all states should record births as births… whether live or still.  The goal, for those states that offer a “Certificate of Stillbirth”, is to legislatively change the certificate to a “Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth” – which we view as a “BIRTH” certificate. 

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Stillbirth Tax Credit or Stillbirth Tax Deduction

Currently only a handful states have enacted legislation providing a stillbirth tax deduction/credit for stillbirth families.  This provides one time financial relief to the stillbirth parents to help offset the unanticipated expenses of funerals, burial, testing, therapy, etc.  Minnesota is currently the only state that provides a tax credit.  The others provide a tax deduction similar to the dependent child tax credit that can be claimed each year for living dependent children.

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Enacted: 2011

Effective Date: January 1, 2012.  Applicable for stillbirths occurring on or after  January 1, 2007.

Click for statute language:  Alabama-2011-SB429-Enrolled CBRS

Instructions:

1. Application form should be given to the family by the hospital for completion.
2. Only the parents listed on the Fetal Death Report (filed by hospital or mortuary) can request the CBRS application.
3. If no application was provided by the hospital:

  •  Parents can call the Vital Records Office to obtain the CBRS Application.  Applications can be picked up by or mailed to parents listed on the Fetal Death Report  (334-206-2714)  Application is not available online.

4. Applications and fee must be returned to the Office of Vital Statistics.

  • A Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth shall be issued within 60 days from the date of the request.

Reference:

Alabama Vital Statistics Law PDF

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Tax Credit Legislation

Alabama does not have legislation that provides tax credits to parents of stillborn babies.  Anyone interested in working on this issue in Alabama can contact Star Legacy Foundation for information.

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Enacted: 2018

Effective Date:  A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth may be requested regardless of when the fetal death certificate was issued.

Click for statute language: AK Stat § 18.50.235 (2018)

(a) After a stillbirth occurs in the state, the person required to file a fetal death registration under AS 18.50.240

(b) shall advise the mother and, if the father is present, the father
     (1) that the parent may request the preparation of a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth;

     (2) that the parent may obtain a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth by contacting the bureau; and

     (3) of the contact information for the bureau.

(b) A parent who requests a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth may provide a name for placement on the certificate. If a name is not provided, the bureau shall cause the certificate to show either “baby boy” or “baby girl,” as appropriate, and the last name of the parent who requested the certificate. The name provided on the certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth must be the same name as the name on the fetal death certificate.

(c) A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth must include the state file number of the corresponding fetal death certificate.

(d) The department shall prescribe the form and content of a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth to record the birth and specify the information required to prepare the certificate.

(e) A certificate issued under this section is not proof of a live birth, and the certificate must contain the phrase “not proof of live birth.” The bureau may not use a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth to calculate live birth statistics.

(f) A parent may request that the bureau issue a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth regardless of the date on which the certificate of fetal death was issued.

(g) The department may adopt regulations needed to implement this section.

(h) In this section,
     (1) “fetal death” has the meaning given in AS 18.50.950;

     (2) “stillbirth” means a fetal death that resulted in the issuance of a fetal death certificate under AS 18.50.240.

Reference:  AK Stat § 18.50.235 (2018) 

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Tax Credit Legislation

Alaska does not have legislation that provides tax credits or deductions to parents of stillborn babies.  Anyone interested in working on this issue in Alabama can contact Star Legacy Foundation for information  

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Enacted: 2001

Effective Date:  Available for stillbirths occurring on or after  January 1, 2013.

Click for statute language: Arizona HB2416

For more information:  Arizona Deputy Local Registrars at 602-506-6805.

Instructions:

Reference:

https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/74964

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Tax Credit Legislation

Senate Bill 1003 (Chapter 214) Income Tax Exemption; Stillborn Children SB 1003 provides that a taxpayer is allowed an income tax exemption of $2,300 for each birth for which a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth has been issued from the Arizona Department of Health Services if the child otherwise would have been a member of the taxpayer’s household. The taxpayer may claim the exemption in the year in which the stillbirth occurred. This act applies retroactively to taxable years beginning from and after December 31, 2003.


http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/46leg/2r/laws/0214.htm

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Enacted: 3-27-2007

Effective Date: A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth is available for all stillbirths in Arkansas without regard to whether the fetal death occurred on or before the effective date of this act.

Statute Language: SB398

Arkansas CBRS Application Form

Instructions:

  • Application form should be given to the family by the hospital for completion. If not provided download and use the application form above
  • Only the parents listed on the Fetal Death Report (filed by hospital or mortuary) can request the CBRS application.
  • Instructions on the application form should be used to request the Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth.

Reference:

https://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/Bills/Detail?id=SB398&ddBienniumSession=2007/R

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Tax Credit Legislation

Arkansas enacted Act 935 on 4-26-2021 for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.  This act will provide $500  income tax credit against the income tax imposed in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500) for a stillborn child:

  • Who was in gestation for twenty (20) weeks or more;
  • For whom a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth has
    been issued under § 20-18-410; and
  • Who would have been a dependent of the taxpayer during the taxable year the stillbirth occurred,
  • claimed by the taxpayer in a taxable year shall not exceed the amount of income tax due by the taxpayer. 

Consult your tax professional when filing your 2021 Arkansas State tax return. 

California

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Enacted: October 13, 2007  Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the measure (SB 850) which allows parents of a stillborn to receive a certificate through a county office of vital records or the Department of Vital Statistics.

Effective Date: January 1, 2008.  

Click for statute language

Instructions:

Click for instructions to obtain certified copies of stillbirth and fetal death records

Click for Application for Certified Copy of Certificate of Still Birth

Reference:

https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/health-and-safety-code/hsc-sect-103040-1.html

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Tax Credit Legislation

California does not have legislation that provides tax credits to parents of stillborn babies.  Anyone interested in working on this issue in Alabama can contact Star Legacy Foundation for information.

Colorado enacted legislation in 2004 providing for the issuance of a Certificate of Stillbirth effective July 1, 2004.  This legislation has since been revised in 2017 and again in 2018.  

The process to obtain this certificate is not clear.  We were advised by the office of vital statistics to fill out a Death Certificate request form and indicate on it that it is for a stillbirth.  

Legislation language –

Colorado Revised Statutes Title 25. Health § 25-2-112.3

(1) The state registrar shall create a certificate of stillbirth and shall furnish and distribute such form as necessary.  The state board of health shall promulgate rules necessary to implement this section.

(2)(a) A certificate of stillbirth shall be offered to a mother after the occurrence of any stillbirth.  If the mother decides to have a certificate of stillbirth filed, it shall be filed with the state registrar within three days after the stillbirth occurs and shall be registered by the state registrar if it has been completed and filed in accordance with the provisions of this section and section 25-2-112 .

(b) If the mother decides not to place a name on the certificate of stillbirth, the person preparing the certificate of stillbirth shall leave this option on the certificate blank.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions set forth in subsection (2) of this section, if a certificate of stillbirth is not registered after one year from the date the stillbirth occurs, a certificate marked “Delayed” may be filed and registered in accordance with the provisions of section 25-2-114 .

Application form – be sure to write STILLBIRTH on the top of the form.

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Colorado has not enacted legislation providing for a Stillbirth Tax Credit/Deduction.  If you would like to work with us to promote this legislation, please let us know.

                                                                      CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH RESULTING IN STILLBIRTH

Enacted: 2011

Effective Date: 2001

Click for statute language:  Alabama-2011-SB429-Enrolled CBRS

Click for Application Form 

Instructions:

Fetal death certificates are not open to the general public. You must be eligible to receive a certified copy of a fetal death certificate. You are eligible if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are the parent or the grandparent
  • You are an attorney-at-law representing the parent
  • You are a member of an incorporated genealogical society authorized to conduct business in the State of Connecticut

If you are requesting a fetal death certificate and you are not a parent named on the certificate, you will need to submit proof verifying that you are eligible to obtain the fetal death certificate.

Checklist for Obtaining a Certified Copy of a Fetal Death Certificate

  • ☐ Make sure that you are eligible to obtain the fetal death certificate
  • Complete the application
  • Include your photo ID
  • Provide documentation proving that you are entitled to obtain the fetal death Certificate (applicable if the requester is not the parent listed on the fetal death certificate)
  • Include the applicable fee  

Reference

Connecticut Department of Public Health

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                                                                                TAX CREDIT LEGISLATION

Connecticut does not have legislation that provides tax credits to parents of stillborn babies.  Anyone interested in working on this issue in Alabama can contact Star Legacy Foundation for information.             

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Certificate of Stillbirth OR Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

This effort was originally started by the MISS Foundation in an effort to have stillborn babies recognized.  We believe that currently most states have enacted this legislation.   

Although they are both worded very similarly, a “Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth” and a “Certificate of Stillbirth” are not the same thing. Legislators, Policy Analysts, and State Health Departments agree, there is a subtle, yet immense difference in the two. The M.I.S.S. Foundation believes that all states should record births as births… whether live or still.  The goal, for those states that offer a “Certificate of Stillbirth”, is to legislatively change the certificate to a “Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth” – which we view as a “BIRTH” certificate. 

====================================================================================================

Stillbirth Tax Credit or Stillbirth Tax Deduction

Currently only a handful states have enacted legislation providing a stillbirth tax deduction/credit for stillbirth families.  This provides one time financial relief to the stillbirth parents to help offset the unanticipated expenses of funerals, burial, testing, therapy, etc.  Minnesota is currently the only state that provides a tax credit.  The others provide a tax deduction similar to the dependent child tax credit that can be claimed each year for living dependent children.

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Enacted: 2011

Effective Date: January 1, 2012.  Applicable for stillbirths occurring on or after  January 1, 2007.

Click for statute language:  Alabama-2011-SB429-Enrolled CBRS

Instructions:

1. Application form should be given to the family by the hospital for completion.
2. Only the parents listed on the Fetal Death Report (filed by hospital or mortuary) can request the CBRS application.
3. If no application was provided by the hospital:

  •  Parents can call the Vital Records Office to obtain the CBRS Application.  Applications can be picked up by or mailed to parents listed on the Fetal Death Report  (334-206-2714)  Application is not available online.

4. Applications and fee must be returned to the Office of Vital Statistics.

  • A Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth shall be issued within 60 days from the date of the request.

Reference:

Alabama Vital Statistics Law PDF

=====================================================================

Tax Credit Legislation

Alabama does not have legislation that provides tax credits to parents of stillborn babies.  Anyone interested in working on this issue in Alabama can contact Star Legacy Foundation for information.

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Enacted: 2018

Effective Date:  A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth may be requested regardless of when the fetal death certificate was issued.

Click for statute language: AK Stat § 18.50.235 (2018)

(a) After a stillbirth occurs in the state, the person required to file a fetal death registration under AS 18.50.240

(b) shall advise the mother and, if the father is present, the father
     (1) that the parent may request the preparation of a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth;

     (2) that the parent may obtain a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth by contacting the bureau; and

     (3) of the contact information for the bureau.

(b) A parent who requests a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth may provide a name for placement on the certificate. If a name is not provided, the bureau shall cause the certificate to show either “baby boy” or “baby girl,” as appropriate, and the last name of the parent who requested the certificate. The name provided on the certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth must be the same name as the name on the fetal death certificate.

(c) A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth must include the state file number of the corresponding fetal death certificate.

(d) The department shall prescribe the form and content of a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth to record the birth and specify the information required to prepare the certificate.

(e) A certificate issued under this section is not proof of a live birth, and the certificate must contain the phrase “not proof of live birth.” The bureau may not use a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth to calculate live birth statistics.

(f) A parent may request that the bureau issue a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth regardless of the date on which the certificate of fetal death was issued.

(g) The department may adopt regulations needed to implement this section.

(h) In this section,
     (1) “fetal death” has the meaning given in AS 18.50.950;

     (2) “stillbirth” means a fetal death that resulted in the issuance of a fetal death certificate under AS 18.50.240.

Reference:  AK Stat § 18.50.235 (2018) 

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Tax Credit Legislation

Alaska does not have legislation that provides tax credits or deductions to parents of stillborn babies.  Anyone interested in working on this issue in Alabama can contact Star Legacy Foundation for information  

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Enacted: 2001

Effective Date:  Available for stillbirths occurring on or after  January 1, 2013.

Click for statute language: Arizona HB2416

For more information:  Arizona Deputy Local Registrars at 602-506-6805.

Instructions:

Reference:

https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/74964

=====================================================================

Tax Credit Legislation

Senate Bill 1003 (Chapter 214) Income Tax Exemption; Stillborn Children SB 1003 provides that a taxpayer is allowed an income tax exemption of $2,300 for each birth for which a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth has been issued from the Arizona Department of Health Services if the child otherwise would have been a member of the taxpayer’s household. The taxpayer may claim the exemption in the year in which the stillbirth occurred. This act applies retroactively to taxable years beginning from and after December 31, 2003.


http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/46leg/2r/laws/0214.htm

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Enacted: 3-27-2007

Effective Date: A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth is available for all stillbirths in Arkansas without regard to whether the fetal death occurred on or before the effective date of this act.

Statute Language: SB398

Arkansas CBRS Application Form

Instructions:

  • Application form should be given to the family by the hospital for completion. If not provided download and use the application form above
  • Only the parents listed on the Fetal Death Report (filed by hospital or mortuary) can request the CBRS application.
  • Instructions on the application form should be used to request the Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth.

Reference:

https://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/Bills/Detail?id=SB398&ddBienniumSession=2007/R

=====================================================================

Tax Credit Legislation

Arkansas enacted Act 935 on 4-26-2021 for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.  This act will provide $500  income tax credit against the income tax imposed in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500) for a stillborn child:

  • Who was in gestation for twenty (20) weeks or more;
  • For whom a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth has
    been issued under § 20-18-410; and
  • Who would have been a dependent of the taxpayer during the taxable year the stillbirth occurred,
  • claimed by the taxpayer in a taxable year shall not exceed the amount of income tax due by the taxpayer. 

Consult your tax professional when filing your 2021 Arkansas State tax return. 

California

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Enacted: October 13, 2007  Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the measure (SB 850) which allows parents of a stillborn to receive a certificate through a county office of vital records or the Department of Vital Statistics.

Effective Date: January 1, 2008.  

Click for statute language

Instructions:

Click for instructions to obtain certified copies of stillbirth and fetal death records

Click for Application for Certified Copy of Certificate of Still Birth

Reference:

https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/health-and-safety-code/hsc-sect-103040-1.html

=====================================================================

Tax Credit Legislation

California does not have legislation that provides tax credits to parents of stillborn babies.  Anyone interested in working on this issue in Alabama can contact Star Legacy Foundation for information.

Colorado enacted legislation in 2004 providing for the issuance of a Certificate of Stillbirth effective July 1, 2004.  This legislation has since been revised in 2017 and again in 2018.  

The process to obtain this certificate is not clear.  We were advised by the office of vital statistics to fill out a Death Certificate request form and indicate on it that it is for a stillbirth.  

Legislation language –

Colorado Revised Statutes Title 25. Health § 25-2-112.3

(1) The state registrar shall create a certificate of stillbirth and shall furnish and distribute such form as necessary.  The state board of health shall promulgate rules necessary to implement this section.

(2)(a) A certificate of stillbirth shall be offered to a mother after the occurrence of any stillbirth.  If the mother decides to have a certificate of stillbirth filed, it shall be filed with the state registrar within three days after the stillbirth occurs and shall be registered by the state registrar if it has been completed and filed in accordance with the provisions of this section and section 25-2-112 .

(b) If the mother decides not to place a name on the certificate of stillbirth, the person preparing the certificate of stillbirth shall leave this option on the certificate blank.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions set forth in subsection (2) of this section, if a certificate of stillbirth is not registered after one year from the date the stillbirth occurs, a certificate marked “Delayed” may be filed and registered in accordance with the provisions of section 25-2-114 .

Application form – be sure to write STILLBIRTH on the top of the form.

====================================================================================================

Colorado has not enacted legislation providing for a Stillbirth Tax Credit/Deduction.  If you would like to work with us to promote this legislation, please let us know.

CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH RESULTING IN STILLBIRTH

Enacted: 2011

Effective Date: 2001

Click for statute language:  Alabama-2011-SB429-Enrolled CBRS

Instructions:

1. Application form should be given to the family by the hospital for completion.
2. Only the parents listed on the Fetal Death Report (filed by hospital or mortuary) can request the CBRS application.
3. If no application was provided by the hospital:

  •  Parents can call the Vital Records Office to obtain the CBRS Application.  Applications can be picked up by or mailed to parents listed on the Fetal Death Report  (334-206-2714)  Application is not available online.

4. Applications and fee must be returned to the Office of Vital Statistics.

  • Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth shall be issued within 60 days from the date of the request.

Reference:

Alabama Vital Statistics Law PDF

=====================================================================

TAX CREDIT LEGISLATION

Connecticut does not have legislation that provides tax credits to parents of stillborn babies.  Anyone interested in working on this issue in Alabama can contact Star Legacy Foundation for information.

Fetal death certificates are not open to the general public. You must be eligible to receive a certified copy of a fetal death certificate. You are eligible if you meet one of the following criteria:

You are the parent or the grandparent
You are an attorney-at-law representing the parent
You are a member of an incorporated genealogical society authorized to conduct business in the State of Connecticut

If you are requesting a fetal death certificate and you are not a parent named on the certificate, you will need to submit proof verifying that you are eligible to obtain the fetal death certificate.

Checklist for Obtaining a Certified Copy of a Fetal Death Certificate

☐ Make sure that you are eligible to obtain the fetal death certificate

☐ Complete the application

☐ Include your photo ID

☐ Provide documentation proving that you are entitled to obtain the fetal death

Certificate (applicable if the requester is not the parent listed on the fetal death

certificate)

☐ Include the applicable fee

What is a Certificate of Stillbirth?

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Certificate of Stillbirth OR Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

This effort was originally started by the MISS Foundation in an effort to have stillborn babies recognized.  We believe that currently most states have enacted this legislation.   

Although they are both worded very similarly, a “Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth” and a “Certificate of Stillbirth” are not the same thing. Legislators, Policy Analysts, and State Health Departments agree, there is a subtle, yet immense difference in the two. The M.I.S.S. Foundation believes that all states should record births as births… whether live or still.  The goal, for those states that offer a “Certificate of Stillbirth”, is to legislatively change the certificate to a “Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth” – which we view as a “BIRTH” certificate. 

====================================================================================================

Stillbirth Tax Credit or Stillbirth Tax Deduction

Currently only a handful states have enacted legislation providing a stillbirth tax deduction/credit for stillbirth families.  This provides one time financial relief to the stillbirth parents to help offset the unanticipated expenses of funerals, burial, testing, therapy, etc.  Minnesota is currently the only state that provides a tax credit.  The others provide a tax deduction similar to the dependent child tax credit that can be claimed each year for living dependent children.

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Enacted: 2011

Effective Date: January 1, 2012.  Applicable for stillbirths occurring on or after  January 1, 2007.

Click for statute language:  Alabama-2011-SB429-Enrolled CBRS

Instructions:

1. Application form should be given to the family by the hospital for completion.
2. Only the parents listed on the Fetal Death Report (filed by hospital or mortuary) can request the CBRS application.
3. If no application was provided by the hospital:

  •  Parents can call the Vital Records Office to obtain the CBRS Application.  Applications can be picked up by or mailed to parents listed on the Fetal Death Report  (334-206-2714)  Application is not available online.

4. Applications and fee must be returned to the Office of Vital Statistics.

  • A Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth shall be issued within 60 days from the date of the request.

Reference:

Alabama Vital Statistics Law PDF

=====================================================================

Tax Credit Legislation

Alabama does not have legislation that provides tax credits to parents of stillborn babies.  Anyone interested in working on this issue in Alabama can contact Star Legacy Foundation for information.

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Enacted: 2018

Effective Date:  A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth may be requested regardless of when the fetal death certificate was issued.

Click for statute language: AK Stat § 18.50.235 (2018)

(a) After a stillbirth occurs in the state, the person required to file a fetal death registration under AS 18.50.240

(b) shall advise the mother and, if the father is present, the father
     (1) that the parent may request the preparation of a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth;

     (2) that the parent may obtain a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth by contacting the bureau; and

     (3) of the contact information for the bureau.

(b) A parent who requests a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth may provide a name for placement on the certificate. If a name is not provided, the bureau shall cause the certificate to show either “baby boy” or “baby girl,” as appropriate, and the last name of the parent who requested the certificate. The name provided on the certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth must be the same name as the name on the fetal death certificate.

(c) A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth must include the state file number of the corresponding fetal death certificate.

(d) The department shall prescribe the form and content of a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth to record the birth and specify the information required to prepare the certificate.

(e) A certificate issued under this section is not proof of a live birth, and the certificate must contain the phrase “not proof of live birth.” The bureau may not use a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth to calculate live birth statistics.

(f) A parent may request that the bureau issue a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth regardless of the date on which the certificate of fetal death was issued.

(g) The department may adopt regulations needed to implement this section.

(h) In this section,
     (1) “fetal death” has the meaning given in AS 18.50.950;

     (2) “stillbirth” means a fetal death that resulted in the issuance of a fetal death certificate under AS 18.50.240.

Reference:  AK Stat § 18.50.235 (2018) 

 ==========================================================

Tax Credit Legislation

Alaska does not have legislation that provides tax credits or deductions to parents of stillborn babies.  Anyone interested in working on this issue in Alabama can contact Star Legacy Foundation for information  

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Enacted: 2001

Effective Date:  Available for stillbirths occurring on or after  January 1, 2013.

Click for statute language: Arizona HB2416

For more information:  Arizona Deputy Local Registrars at 602-506-6805.

Instructions:

Reference:

https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/74964

=====================================================================

Tax Credit Legislation

Senate Bill 1003 (Chapter 214) Income Tax Exemption; Stillborn Children SB 1003 provides that a taxpayer is allowed an income tax exemption of $2,300 for each birth for which a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth has been issued from the Arizona Department of Health Services if the child otherwise would have been a member of the taxpayer’s household. The taxpayer may claim the exemption in the year in which the stillbirth occurred. This act applies retroactively to taxable years beginning from and after December 31, 2003.


http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/46leg/2r/laws/0214.htm

Arkansas

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Enacted: 3-27-2007

Effective Date: 

Click for statute language:  

Instructions:

  1. Application form should be given to the family by the hospital for completion.
    2. Only the parents listed on the Fetal Death Report (filed by hospital or mortuary) can request the CBRS application.
    3. If no application was provided by the hospital:
  •  Parents can call the Vital Records Office to obtain the CBRS Application.  Applications can be picked up by or mailed to parents listed on the Fetal Death Report  (334-206-2714)  Application is not available online.
  1. Applications and fee must be returned to the Office of Vital Statistics.
  • A Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth shall be issued within 60 days from the date of the request.

Reference:

https://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/Bills/Detail?id=SB398&ddBienniumSession=2007/R

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Tax Credit Legislation

  

a) As used in this section:

(1) “Certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth” means a birth certificate issued to record the birth of a stillborn child; and

(2) “Stillbirth” means an unintended, intrauterine fetal death occurring in this state after a gestational age of not less than twenty (20) completed weeks.

(b) A person who is required to file a fetal death certificate under 20-18-603 shall advise the parent or parents of a stillborn child:

(1) That a parent may but is not required to request the preparation of a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth;

(2) That a parent may obtain a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth by contacting the Division of Vital Records of the Department of Health to request the certificate and paying the required fee; and

(3) Regarding the way in which a parent may contact the division to request the certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth.

(c) (1) If a parent requests that a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth be prepared, the parent may provide a name for a stillborn child to be included on the certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth.

(2) If the requesting parent does not wish to provide a name, the division shall fill in the certificate with the name “baby boy” or “baby girl” and the last name of the requesting parent.

(3) The name of the stillborn child provided on or later added by amendment to the certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth shall be the same name as appears on the original or amended fetal death certificate.

(d) A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth shall include the state file number of the corresponding fetal death certificate.

(e) The division shall prescribe the form and content of a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth and shall specify the information necessary to prepare the certificate.

(f) The division shall not use a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth to calculate live birth statistics.

(g) If a fetal death certificate was issued for a stillbirth, a parent may request that the division issue a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth without regard to the date on which the fetal death certificate was issued.

(h) The division shall prescribe the form and content of a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth.

(i) A parent may request the division to prepare and issue a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth without regard to whether the fetal death occurred on or before July 31, 2007

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