Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Board of Health Regulations Governing Vital Records [12 VAC 5 ‑ 550]
Amending the Regulations Governing Vital Records
Action 226
General Information
Action Summary The content of the regulations needs updating to reflect current societal practices, to improve the clarity of language in specific sections, and to add other requirements, such as in the reporting of deaths, the registration of delayed birth registrations and the evidence needed for home births. These amendments would make the regulations easier to comprehend by the affected entities and the public while at the same time would make it more difficult for fraud to occur.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
296 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/19/1999.
385 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 12/23/1999 before DPB completed its review.
509 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 03/11/2002 before the Secretary's office completed its review.
1676 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/03/2003.
2366 Final Stage withdrawn on 07/09/2003 before the Secretary's office completed its review.
2392 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/08/2003.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Seth Austin  / State Registrar of Vital Records
2001 Maywill Street, Suites 263 and 268
Richmond, VA 23230
Email Address:
Phone: (804)662-6244    FAX: (804)662-7262    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.