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(410 ILCS 535/11)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73-11)
Information required on forms.
(a) The form of certificates, reports, and other returns
required by this Act or by regulations adopted under this Act shall include
as a minimum the items recommended by the federal agency responsible for
national vital statistics, subject to approval of and modification by the
Department. All forms shall be prescribed and furnished by the
State Registrar of Vital Records.
(b) On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1983,
all forms used to collect information under this Act which request information
concerning the race or ethnicity of an individual by providing spaces for
the designation of that individual as "white" or "black", or the semantic
equivalent thereof, shall provide an additional space for a designation as
(c) Effective November 1, 1990, the social security numbers of the
mother and father shall be collected at the time of the birth of the child.
These numbers shall not be recorded on the certificate of live
birth. The numbers may be used only for those purposes allowed by Federal law.
(d) The social security number of a person who has died shall be entered
death certificate; however, failure to enter the social security number of the
person who has died on the
death certificate does not invalidate the death certificate.
(e) If the place of disposition of a dead human body or cremated remains is in a cemetery, the burial permit shall include the place of disposition. The place of disposition shall include the lot, block, section, and plot or niche, and depth, if applicable, where the dead human body or cremated remains are located. This subsection does not apply to cremated remains scattered in a cemetery.
(f) The death certificate for an individual with a history of military service may include or may be amended to include the deceased individual's veteran status, the branch of the military that he or she served in, and the period of time that he or she served in the military.
(Source: P.A. 100-310, eff. 1-1-18