A certified birth or death record must be printed on security paper. The state registrar must approve and provide access to security paper for statewide use. Local registrars must order security paper approved by the state registrar. To approve and provide access to security paper for statewide use, the state registrar must consider:
what security paper characteristics are needed to effectively reduce the potential for fraud;
the cost of the security paper;
the cost-effectiveness of options for distribution of the security paper;
the availability of security paper with the required features;
the type and characteristics of security paper used for certified birth and death records in other states;
applicable state and federal regulations; and
recommendations of national organizations and government entities.
The facsimile or actual signature of the state registrar must appear on a certified birth or death record.
The seal of the state of Minnesota must be part of the security paper.
25 SR 487; L 2001 1Sp9 art 15 s 32
July 26, 2007