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Stillbirth Registration

Who Needs This Registration?
Any parent, hospital medical records director and/or funeral director who is involved with a stillbirth in Nova Scotia.
Issuing Department / Agency:
Vital Statistics Office
Service Nova Scotia
Where can you get this Registration and / or further information?
Any Local Division Registrar of Births and Stillbirths properly authorized by the Government of Nova Scotia.  These can be reached through the Medical Records Director at your local hospital.
Application Process:
The parent receives the Stillbirth Registration form at the hospital and completes the demographic information.  The attending physician completes the medical cause of stillbirth and then gives the completed form to the hospital Medical Records Director. [Note: a burial permit will also be required.]

The Local Division Registrar of Births and Stillbirths then forwards the registration to the Vital Statistics Office of Service Nova Scotia.
Waiting Period:
Immediately following the stillbirth
Price:
No Fee
Expiry :
This registration does not expire.
Related Requirements:
Burial Permit
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
Service Nova Scotia
300 Horseshoe Lake Drive
Halifax, NS B3S 0B7
E-mail VSTAT@novascotia.ca
Write: Division Registrar Births and Deaths
P.O. Box 157
Halifax, NS  B3J 2M9
Canada
Fax 902-450-7311
Legislative Authority:
Vital Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 494

Last Updated: June 2012

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