A fetal death must be registered or reported within five days of the death of a fetus for whom 20 or more weeks of gestation have elapsed, except for abortions defined under section 145.411, subdivision 5. A fetal death must be registered or reported in a format prescribed by the state registrar and filed in accordance with Minnesota Rules, parts 4601.0100 to 4601.2600 by:
(1) a person in charge of an institution or that person's authorized designee if a fetus is delivered in the institution or en route to the institution;
(2) a physician, certified nurse midwife, or other licensed medical personnel in attendance at or immediately after the delivery if a fetus is delivered outside an institution; or
(3) a parent or other person in charge of the disposition of the remains if a fetal death occurred without medical attendance at or immediately after the delivery.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes