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or are committed by process of law, shall make a record of all the personal and statistical particulars relative to the inmates of their institutions at the date of taking effect of this Act, that are required in the forms of the certificates prescribed by the State Board of Health; and thereafter such record shall be, by them, made for all future inmates at the time of their admission. And in case of persons admitted or committed for medical or surgical treatment of disease or injury, the physician in charge shall specify for entry in the records the nature of the disease or injury, and where, in his opinion, it was contracted or received. The personal particulars and information required shall be obtained form the individual himself if it is practicable, to do so, and when they cannot be so obtained, they shall be secured in as complete a manner as possible from relatives, friends or other persons acquainted with the facts. § 17. That the State Board of Health shall prescribe all forms of reports of births, stillbirths and deaths and shall prepare, print and supply all local registrars with copies of all blanks and forms sufficient to carry out the provisions of this Act; and shall prepare and issue such detailed instructions as may be required to procure the uniform observance of its provisions and the maintenace of a perfect system of registration and no other blanks shall be used than those supplied by the State Board of Health: Provided, that in any city, incorporated town or village, the local department or board of health or the city clerk, as the case may be, may have printed blank forms bearing such items of record or instructions as may be necessary for the needs and purposes of carrying out the provisions of local ordinances, not in conflict with the forms prescribed or approved by the State Board of Health: And, provided, further, that the State Board of Health shall not supply the short form on postal cards for the reporting of births, mentioned in section 12 of this Act. The State Board of Health shall carefully examine the certificates received monthly from the local registrars and of any such are incomplete or unsatisfactory shall require such further information to be furnished as may be necessary to make the records complete and satisfactory. All physicians, midwives, coroners, superintendents of hospitals or institutions, informants, undertakers or sextons, connected with any birth, stillbirth or death, and all other persons having knowledge of the facts, shall furnish such information as they may possess regarding any death, stillbirth or birth (excepting such information as may divulge the parentage of an illegitimate child, as provided in section 13 of this Act) upon demand of the State Board of Health, by mail, or through an accredited representative. Said board shall arrange, bind and permanently preserve the certificates in a systematic manner, and shall prepare and maintain a comprehensive card index of all births and deaths registered, and shall compile and publish for the information of the citizens of the State an annual report of births and deaths, which report shall contain such data as, in the opinion of the said board, will serve to promote public health and the general welfare of the citizens of the State. § 18. That it shall be the duty of the local registrars to supply blank forms of certificates to such persons as require them. Each

local registrar or sub-registrar shall carefully examine each certificate of birth, stillbirth or death when presented for record, to see that it has been made out in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the instructions of the State Board of Health, and if any certificate of death or stillbirth is incomplete or unsatisfactory, it shall be the duty of the local registrar to call attention to the defects in the return and at his discretion he may withhold issuing the burial or removal permit until such defects are corrected. If the certificate of death or stillbirth is properly executed and is complete, as far as is practicable, he shall then issue a burial or removal permit to the undertaker: Provided, That in case the death occurred from any disease that is communicable and dangerous to the public health, the permit for the removal or other disposition of the body shall be granted by the local or sub-registrar, under such rules as may be prescribed by the State Board of Health, or under local rules or ordinances not in conflict with the rules of the State Board of Health. If a certificate of birth is incomplete, the local registrar shall immediately notify the person making such report and require him or her to supply the missing items if they can be obtained. The local registrar shall number consecutively the certificates of births, stillbirths and deaths in three separate series, beginning with No. 1 for the first birth, stillbirth or death in each calendar year, and sign his name as local registrar in the attest of the date of filing in this office. He shall also make a complete and accurate copy or copies of each birth, stillbirth and death certificate registered by him on blank certificates of births, stillbirths and deaths, or in a record book of approved form prescribed by the State Board of Health. Local registrars shall deposit with the county clerks of their respective counties within sixty days after the close of each calendar year, one complete set of the records of births, stillbirths and deaths registered with them during the year, and the county clerks are charged with the binding and safe keeping of such records. Each local registrar shall, on the tenth day of each month, transmit to the State Board of Health all original certificates registered by him, including those received from his subregistrars, during the preceding month. Provided, That any city, incorporated town or village which is a registration district for the purposes of this Act, may cause to be made extra copies. of any or all birth, stillbirth and death certificates filed with the local registrar, such extra copies to be in addition to those copies which are required to be made for and turned over to the county clerk, as provided for in this Act, and such extra copies may be retained by any city, incorporated town or village as its permanent record. If no birth, stillbirth or death occurred in any month, the local registrar shall, on the tenth day of the following month, report that fact to the State Board of Health on a card provided for that purpose. § 19. That each registrar for a registration district shall be paid the sum of twenty-five cents ($0.25) for each birth, stillbirth and death certificate properly and completely made out, filed with and registered by him, up to an aggregate annual total of five thousand certificates, and for each such certificate so made out and filed with and registered by him, in excess of an annual total of five thousand certificates, the register shall be paid the sum of ten cents ($0.10): Provided, that the originals of all such certificates have been turned over by him to the State Board of Health and that accurate copies of all such certificates have been made and turned over by him to the county clerk of his county as provided for in this Act. In case no birth, stillbirth or death was registered during a month, the local registrar shall be paid the sum of twenty-five ($0.25) for a report to that effect, but only if such report be made promptly as required by this Act. When no record of a birth exists or when report of birth is not made within the time prescribed by this Act and affidavits are required to establish such record the local registrar who receives and files such record shall be entitled to the sum of twenty-five cents ($0.25) to be paid by the person upon whose application the birth is recorded: Provided, that, in registration districts coextensive with cities, villages or incorporated towns in which registration of births, stillbirths or deaths is conducted under local ordinances and the local registrars receive fixed salaries in lieu of fees, all fees received under this Act shall be paid into the treasuries of such cities, villages or incorporated towns. The State Board of Health shall, at the close of each calendar year, certify to the county clerk of each of the several counties the number of births, stillbirths and deaths properly registered in his county, with the names of the persons entitled to the prescribed fees, and the amount due each at the rate fixed in this Act. The amounts payable to local registrars under the provisions of this Act are hereby made and declared to be a charge upon the county in which said fees accrue, and the county clerk, or other county officer by whom warrants on the county treasurer are issued, of each of the several counties, shall issue to such local registrars his warrant upon the county treasurer of said county for the amount of fees due each person entitled to said fees in his county as certified to by the State Board of Health, and the county treasurer of said county shall pay the same upon presentation. It shall be the duty of all boards of county commissioners or boards of supervisors, as the case may be, to appropriate such amounts as may be necessary for efficiently carrying out the provisions of this Act in their respective counties. - § 20. The State Board of Health, any local registrar or any county clerk shall, on request, furnish a certified copy of the record of any birth, stillbirth or death to any applicant entitled to the same upon the payment by such applicant of a fee of fifty cents ($0.50) to the maker of such certified copy. Any such copy of a birth, stillbirth or death, when properly certified to by the State Board of Health or the local registrar or the county clerk, shall be prima facie evidence in all courts and places of the facts therein stated: Provided, that the United States Census Bureau may obtain, without expense to the State, transcripts or certified copies of birth, stillbirth and death certificates without payment of the fees herein prescribed: And, provided, further, that the State Board of Health, in its discretion and in the interests of promoting registration of births, may issue, without fee, to the parents or guardian of any or every child whose birth has been registered in accordance with the provisions of this Act, a special certificate of birth. limited in its statement of items from the record of birth, to the name of the child, names of the parents, date and place of birth, date recorded, and the name of the attendant; such certificate, however, shall not be deemed as fulfilling the requirements of the certified copy of a record of birth for which payment is hereinbefore provided. § 21. That any person, who for himself or as an officer, agent, or employee of any other person, or of any corporation or partnership, (a) shall inter, cremate, or otherwise finally dispose of the dead body of a human being, or permit the same to be done, or shall remove said body from the registration district in which the death occurred or the body was found, without the authority of a burial or removal permit issued by the local registrar of the district in which the death occurred or in which the body was found; or (b) shall refuse or fail to furnish correctly any information in his possession, or shall furnish false information affecting any certificate or record, required by this Act; or (c) shall wilfully alter, otherwise than is hereinafter provided in this Act, or shall falsify any certificate of birth, stillbirth or death, or any record established in this Act; or (d) being required by this Act to fill out a certificate of birth, stillbirth or death and file the same with the local registrar, or deliver it, upon request, to any person charged with the duty of filing the same, shall fail, or neglect, or refuse to perform such duty in the manner required by this Act; or (e) being a local registrar, deputy registrar, or sub-registrar, shall fail, neglect, or refuse to perform his duty as required by this Act and by the instructions and directions of the State Board of Health thereunder, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall for the first offense be fined not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00) and for each subsequent offense not less than ($10.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00), or be imprisoned in the county jail not more than sixty days, or be both fined and imprisoned in the discretion of the court. Provided. That marginal notes placed on a certificate or report of birth, stillbirth or death, by a local registrar, or any official empowered by this Act to record such certificates or records, and attested by the signature of such registrar or official, shall not be considered as an alteration in violation of the provision of this Act. § 22. That each local registrar is hereby charged with the strict and thorough enforcement of the provisions of this Act in his district under the supervision and direction of the State Board of Health. He shall make immediate report to the State Board of Health of any violation of this law coming to his knowledge, by observation or upon the complaint of any person, or otherwise. The State Board of Health is hereby charged with the thorough and efficient execution of the provisions of this Act in every part of the State, and is hereby granted supervisory power over local registrars, deputy local registrars and subregistrars, to the end that all its requirements shall be uniformly complied with. The State Board of Health, or its accredited representatives. shall have authority to investigate cases of irregularity or violation of law, and all registrars shall aid said board upon request, in such investigations. And when it is deemed necessary, the State Board of Health shall report cases of violation of any of the provisions of this Act to the State's attorney of the county, with a statement of the facts and circumstances; and when any such case is reported to the said State's Attorney by the State Board of Health, said State's Attorney shall forthwith initiate and promptly follow up the necessary court proceedings against the person or corporation responsible for the alleged violation of the law. And upon request of the State Board of Health, the Attorney General shall likewise assist in the enforcement of the provisions of this Act. Provided, that in cities, incorporated towns or villages, operating under local ordinances, the local registrar may report such violation to the city or local prosecuting attorney and any such prosecuting attorney so notified shall forthwith initiate and promptly follow up the necessary court proceedings, and when violation involves both local ordinances and the statutes, the State's Attorney and the Attorney General, upon request of the State Board of Health, shall likewise assist in the enforcement of the provisions of this Act. § 23. That an Act entitled. “An Act requiring reports of births and deaths, and the recording of the same and prescribing a penalty for non-compliance with the provisions thereof, and repealing certain Acts therein named, approved May 6, 1903, in force July 1, 1903,” and all amendments thereto be and the same is hereby repealed. APPROVED June 22nd, 1915.

REGULATION OF EMBALMERS–ACT OF 1905 AMENDED.

§ 1. Amends section 1, Act of 1905. - § 1. As amended, adds clause providing additional qualification for applicants for license to embalm.

(House Bill No. 335. Approv ED JUNE 23, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend section 1 of an Act entitled “An Act providing for the regulation of the embalming and disposal of dead bodies, for a system of eramination, registration and licensing of embalmers, and imposing penalties for the violation of any of its provisions” approred May 13th, 1905, in force July 1st, 1905. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That section 1 of an Act entitled, “An Act providing for the regulation of the embalming and disposal of dead bodies, for a system of examination, registration and licensing of embalmers, and imposing penalties for the violation of any of its provisions” approved May 13th, 1905, in force July 1st. 1905, be and the same hereby is amended so as to read as follows: SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That no person shall embalm, or prepare for transportation, any body dead of a contagious or infectious disease, or embalm any dead body, or hold himself out as practicing the art of embalming, without first applying to and receiving from the State Board of Health a license authorizing him so to do. All applications for licenses shall be made in writing, on blank forms prescribed by the State Board of Health, and shall be accompanied by the examination and license fee of five dollars ($5.00) with proof that the applicant is of good moral character and has attained the age of at least twenty-one (21) years, and has had two years' practical experience under a licensed

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