Birth Registration Resources
A birth certificate is a permanent record of the fact of a person's birth. Oklahoma Law stipulates that a birth certificate is to be filed within seven (7) days after the birth (63 OS 1-311(A)), The birth certificate provides medical and health information that is used extensively in research and in planning programs relating to maternal and child health.
This training is designed to provide physicians, hospital personnel, and others with instructions for completing and filing a paper copy of the Oklahoma Certificate of Live Birth. However, facilities using the Registering Oklahoma Vital Event Records (ROVER) website to file birth certificates electronically may still benefit from this material, particularly at times when their computer systems may be down.
Filing: the presentation of a certificate of birth, death, or stillbirth for registration by the State Commissioner of Health. (63 OS 1-301.3)
Registration: the acceptance by the State Commissioner of Health and the incorporation in his official records of certificates of births, deaths, and stillbirths. (63 OS 1-301.4)
Live birth: the complete expulsion or extraction from the mother of a product of human conception, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy, which, after such expulsion or extraction, breathes or shows any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. (63 OS 1-301.5)
Certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth: a certificate issued to memorialize a stillborn child. 63 OS 1-301.7)
Fetal death (stillbirth): death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of human conception after a period of gestation as prescribed by the State Board of Health. The death is indicated by the fact that, after such expulsion or extraction, the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord or definite movement of voluntary muscles. (63 OS 1-301.8)
Physician: a person who is a member of the class of persons authorized to use the term “physician” pursuant to Section 725.2 of Title 59 of the Oklahoma Statutes. (63 OS 1-301.11)
Institution: any establishment, public or private, which provides inpatient medical, surgical or diagnostic care or treatment, or nursing, custodial or domiciliary care, to two or more unrelated individuals, or to which persons are committed by law. (63 OS 1-301.12)
Physicians who would like to sign up for ROVER should contact AskROVER@health.ok.gov or call (405) 426-8686.