2017 Georgia Code
Title 31 - Health
Chapter 10 - Vital Records
§ 31-10-6. Local registrars, local custodians, special abstracting agents, and deputies; appointment; duties

Universal Citation: GA Code § 31-10-6 (2017)
  • (a) The state registrar may appoint a local registrar and local custodian for each county and a special abstracting agent as necessary. Appointees must meet the qualifications and perform the duties required by this chapter and regulations of the department. The state registrar may appoint local deputy registrars as necessary. A local registrar, subject to the approval of the state registrar, may appoint a deputy or deputies. A local custodian, subject to the approval of the state registrar, may appoint a clerk or clerks of records.
  • (b) Local registrars shall collect and receive vital records, review them for accuracy and completeness, and keep and submit other reports as may be required by the department.
  • (c) Local custodians shall file, record, and preserve copies of vital records and issue certified copies provided for by law.
  • (d) Special abstracting agents shall examine evidence, abstract evidence onto prescribed forms, and submit such completed forms to the State Office of Vital Records for the filing of delayed certificates of birth or the amendment of certificates of live birth.
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