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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Board of Health Regulations Governing Vital Records [12 VAC 5 ‑ 550]
Amend regulations following periodic review - Change of Sex
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed amendments is to make changes for clarity and accuracy, noting that a new certificate of birth may be prepared by the State Registrar for a person born in this Commonwealth upon receipt of a certified copy of an order of a court of competent jurisdiction indicating that the sex of an individual has been changed by medical procedure, and upon request of such person. These changes are necessary to conform the requirements of this section with what the Code of Virginia requires (ยง 32.1-269).
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [003634]
Result of Periodic Review Dated 10/4/2010
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6528 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 6/19/2013.
6935 Proposed Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (8/5/2019).
Contact Information
Name / Title: Janet Rainey  / State Registrar
Address: 2001 Maywill Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Email Address:
Phone: (804)662-6200    FAX: (804)662-6256    TDD: ()-