Follow Me
member photo
William A. Barclay
Assembly District 120
Barclay: Pass the Stillborn Birth Certificate Bill
June 14, 2011

Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I—Pulaski) said today he is urging his colleagues in the Assembly to pass a bill that would enable parents of stillborn children to receive a stillbirth certificate. Parents are currently only issued a fetal death certificate in these cases in New York.

This bill would require registrars of vital statistics to issue a certificate of stillbirth when requested by the family. It would allow parents to record a name on the certificate.

Barclay is a sponsor of this legislation. He is urging his Assembly colleagues to bring this through the necessary committees quickly and to the floor of the Assembly for a vote before the end of session this year.

“Providing a stillbirth certificate seems the very least our Health Departments can do for grieving parents. Many who have suffered the agony of a stillbirth want a certificate acknowledging the process, with contractions, labor and delivery, that resulted in a stillbirth. I’ve heard from several constituents who feel strongly that this would help ease the pain and help in their healing process,” said Barclay.

Translate this page
Translation may not be exact
Member Info