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How to Register: Birth Records

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New! Paper Birth Report Order Form

A new order form is available for birth attendants to request blank paper birth reports (OHA Form 45-1) and other forms from the Center for Health Statistics. The use of this form is limited to medical providers and licensed or registered traditional midwives attending births outside of a hospital in Oregon.

PDFRequest for Paper Birth Certificates order form (New as of 08/2015)

Instructions and Worksheets

BIRTH RECORD UPDATE: The OVERS birth registration system has recently changed to remove certain items that are longer required to report. As of October 1, 2014, the worksheets below have been updated to reflect the change. Check out the slides from PDFour recent webinar on the subject, or call the OVERS Help Desk if you have any questions.

Instructions for Completing Electronic and Paper Birth Certificates

Information Worksheets

All facilities are required to use the versions below or one approved by CHS beginning January 1, 2015.

If you would like to create a custom version of a worksheet for your facility, it must be approved by the Center for Health Statistics. Our PDFNovember 2014 Birth Newsletter outlines the requirements in the article titled "New Procedure: New & Custom Birth Worksheets". Contact Registration manager JoAnn Jackson for assistance.

Additional Instructions and Forms


Information on Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity

New Social Security Number Request Process

Please visit our new Social Security Enumeration at Birth webpage for instructions and frequently asked questions about requesting a social security number for an infant at birth. 

Consolidated Error Reporting

In October of 2012, the Center for Health Statistics developed a new process to notify hospital and birth center staff when they need to review and correct or update birth records.

Below are documents that explain the process, why the error reports are sent, and how to read the reports. In addition, we have included responses to frequently asked questions.