MCL - Section 333.2825

Act 368 of 1978

333.2825 Assuming custody of live born child of unknown parentage; form, contents, and filing of report; place of birth; report as birth registration; sealing and opening of report.

Sec. 2825.

    (1) A person who assumes custody of a live born child of unknown parentage shall report on a form and in a manner prescribed by the state registrar the following information:
    (a) The date and place of finding the child.
    (b) The sex and approximate birth date of the child.
    (c) The name and address of the person or institution with whom the child is placed for care.
    (d) The name given to the child by the custodian of the child.
    (e) Other data required by the state registrar.
    (2) The report shall be filed in the manner prescribed by the state registrar not later than 5 days after the person assumes custody.
    (3) The place where the child is found shall be entered as the place of birth.
    (4) A report made under this section constitutes the birth registration for the child.
    (5) If the child is identified and a birth registration is found or obtained, a report registered under this section shall be sealed and may be opened only by order of a court of competent jurisdiction or as provided by rule.

History: 1978, Act 368, Eff. Sept. 30, 1978
Popular Name: Act 368