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Vital Statistics

Notice of Birth or Stillbirth, Physician's

Who Needs This Notice?
Anyone in Nova Scotia who assists at the birth of a child, or at a stillbirth, must submit this notice.
Issuing Department / Agency:

Vital Statistics Office
Service Nova Scotia

For information contact:
Any Local Division Registrar of Births and Stillbirths properly authorized by the Government of Nova Scotia. Most hospital Medical Records Directors are so authorized.
Notification Process:
This notice must be completed within 24 hours of the birth or stillbirth, and then forwarded to the medical records department of the local hospital.  The Local Division Registrar of Births and Stillbirths in the hospital then forwards it to the Vital Statistics Section, Service Nova Scotia.
Waiting Period:
The hospital medical records department should receive it within 24 hours.
This Notice does not expire.
Related Requirements:
Additional Information:
(For administrative purposes only, contact: the Vital Statistics Office)
Phone Outside of Nova Scotia:  902-424-4381
Toll-Free in Nova Scotia:  1-877-848-2578
Hours:  8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except Holidays).
Visit Vital Statistics Office
300 Horseshoe Lake Drive
Halifax, NS B3S 0B7;
Write: Division Registrar Births and Deaths
P.O. Box 157
Halifax, NS  B3J 2M9
Fax 902-450-7311
Legislative Authority:
Vital Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 494

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