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Birth Newsletters

Techniques, tips, and traps for our partners who file birth certificates. If you would like to sign up to receive this newsletter electronically, email Kerry Lionadh.

PDFJanuary 2014

Featured Stories

Legal recognition—same-sex marriages

Updating place of birth

OVERS assistance now available for hospital birth certifiers

Hospital performance reports update

Fetal death case study

Contact information

Just for midwives​

PDFOctober 2013

Featured Stories

Hospital birth record performance reports

Vital Records Modernization bill

Cigarette smoking reported per day

Tips on using OVERS for fetal death reporting

Now available: OVERS training for fetal death reporting

Online resource roundup

Contacts

Just for midwives

PDFJuly 2013

Featured Stories

New vital records law starts January 1, 2014

HB 2093: Attending out of facility births of close relatives

Reporting same-sex parents on the birth certificate

Don’t share working copies of the birth certificate

“Unknown” responses too frequent

Reporting breastfeeding at discharge

Fetal death reporting: Estimated time of fetal death

It’s okay not to share: OVERS user accounts

New laws for out of facility births

Contact numbers

PDFMay 2013

Featured Stories

Responding to birth record errors

Trial of labor in OVERS

Changes in birth certificates requested by parents

Parents’ place of birth—Canada

Fetal death transit permits demystified

Timeliness of records

Certifier must be the attendant for births not in a facility

Trial of labor chart

Contact numbers

PDFJanuary 2013

Featured Stories

New ways to order birth certificates

Statistical corrections

Staffing changes

House Bill 2380: Mother’s intended place of delivery

Oregon paternity establishment percentage

More staff for the OVERS help desk phone line

Helpful information for phone messages

PDFOctober 2012

Featured Stories

OVERS new look & feel

Common OVERS error messages

What makes a good comment?

Reporting unknowns

Updating staff members

Error report consolidation update

Common errors on marital status

New business reply envelopes

Improving data quality: mother’s worksheet

Just for midwives insert

PDFJuly 2012

Featured Stories

Physician is attendant at Cesarean section deliveries

Why parents cannot have a copy of the birth worksheets

Correcting errors on birth records

Reporting fetal deaths that occur at home

Babies’ names on their Social Security Card

More questions about domestic partners

New communication process: From faxes to e-mails

Improving data quality: Pregnancy history

Just for Midwives insert

PDFApril 2012

Featured Stories

Confidentiality of information on the worksheet

Improving data quality: prenatal care

When a baby is not named at birth

Surrogate mothers

Birth certificates for babies of same sex parents

Reporting accurate titles for birth attendants

Update on new birth questions

Adding special characters

PDFJanuary 2012

Featured Stories

Physician is attendant at Cesarean section deliveries

Is bigger better?

House Bill 2380: Mother’s intended place of delivery

OVERS Help Desk

Place of birth

Timeliness update article

Staff turnover? Let us know

PDFOctober 2011

Featured Stories

New voluntary acknowledgment of paternity forms

New law gathers additional information

Accurate titles for birth attendants needed

Apgar scores

Birth worksheets should not be shared

Birth, an economic decision?

Timeliness of filing birth records & AOPs

PDFJuly 2011

Featured Stories

Redesigned Center for Health Statistics Website

Completing Tobacco Fields in Birth & Fetal Death Records

Request for Information on Mother's Height and Weight

Duty to Report

Delivery Payment Source

Paternity Forms & Birth Certificate Order Forms are Changing

Contact Information

PDFApril 2011

Featured Stories

 Reporting date of last menses

 Mother's & father's birthplace

 Cesarean delivery & Trial of labor

 Fetal death worksheets

 High risk infant follow up

 New Spanish Voluntary Acknowledgement Form

 One of our most talked about articles

 Mother's marital status & paternity signed

 Staff turnover? Let us know

PDFJanuary 2011

Featured Stories

 Oregon Health Authority has arrived

 Paternity Establishment Percentage Met

 Refer parents to the State to intiate amendments

 Does your birth worksheet ask about Registered Domestic Partnership

 Midwife Reminders

 A reminder, Notify us of staff changes

 OVERS Technical tip - adding special characters to names

 Do not delay signing a birth record

 Filing fetal death records in OVERS

PDFFall 2010

Featured Stories

Paternity establishment

Birth statistics - How are they collected and what are they used for?

Registering as a midwife

Initialing corrections to dates on Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity forms

Accurately Reporting "Unknown Values"

Paternity establishment met

New Spanish Acknowledgment of Paternity form

Adoption expected

Adoption expected and Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity

Adoption expected and Social Security number requested

Staff turnover...let us know

PDFSummer 2010

Featured Stories

Paternity establishment

Number of births to unmarried mothers by
birth facility for 2010 table

No father present

When is a court order necessary to establish paternity?

Mother's marital status and paternity signed

Mother's phone number

Nombre vs. apellido - Spanish names

Date of last menses

Is infant breastfed at discharge?

Oregon Registered Domestic Partnerships and birth

Staff turnover...let us know

PDFSpring 2010

Featured Stories

Paternity report

Do you know parents who want free paternity establishment services?

Commemorative certificate of stillbirth now $20

Documentation is key when submitting amendment requests

Mother's phone number added to EBRS birth certificates

Fetal death - A sensitive issue

Who can you contact?

PDFFall 2008

Featured Stories

Establishing paternity: What you can do to help

Let CHS pay the postage

"Junior"...It's not just for boys anymore

Social Security numbers and baby names

News flash

Have you filed a contact information form yet?

OVERS changes ahead

It's the law

Q&A: Marriage and gender issues

The importance of reporting Hepatitis B information

It's the law

Street number fields in EBRS

Fast facts

PDFSummer 2007

Featured Stories

How important are paternities?

How are our facilities doing?

Reviewing the paternity forms

What we have done to help

What else can we do?

Resources

Frequent Questions

PDFFall 2006

Featured Stories

Paternity establishments met

Fetal deaths and infant deaths

Pregnancy records and reports tree

Forms orders

Hepatitis B

New Field Liaison

Electronic Birth Registration System

PDFSummer 2005

Featured Stories

Home births

Submitting birth records

Ami's Corner

Do you need updated forms?

Paternity and questionnaire

Featured section of the birth record

Helpful Hints

PDFWinter 2005

Featured Stories

Paternity

How are our facilities doing?

Paternity acknowledgements

Paternity affidavits

What are we going to do to help?

Frequent questions

Reviewing the paternity forms

Resources

New staff

Paternity questionnaire

PDFFall 2004 

Featured Stories

Birth certificate name changes

Corrections to sex of child

Paternities

Hispanic ethnicity and race

Update on birth worksheet

Non-facility birth attendants

Fetal deaths

Are you using the most updated forms?

PDFDecember 2003

Featured Stories

Fee increase December 1, 2003

EBC revison mailed

Staffing

No Dad on birth certificates

HIPAA Privacy/Public Health

Birth worksheet

Frequent issues on birth certificates