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Fetal Death & Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth Certificates


The Division implemented a Certificate of Fetal Death in 1950.  A Certificate of Fetal Death is filed after delivery of a stillborn fetus when the gestational period is over 16 weeks and shows no evidence of life.                             


An eligible requestor may apply for a Fetal Death Certificate or a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth Certificate.