Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Reports of Fetal Death

We have asked Donna Dossey, the registrar, to keep all of the RFDs that she currently has on file until this legislation is passed and signed into law. To my knowledge, she has them as far back as 2004. She has agreed to keep them. Spread the word.

Thank you Ms. Dossey.

What does this mean? It means that if you live in New Mexico and suffered a stillbirth from 2004 to the present, you can still request and get a copy of the Report of Fetal Death for your child. Having the RFD will make getting a retroactive Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth easy. Without it, you may have to request your medical records and/or the funeral home records for the necessary documentation.

If you need help getting a copy of the Report of Fetal Death for your child, please contact Donna Dossey, Registrar, at the Office of Vital Records in Santa Fe. Or you can contact us for more information.

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