Vital Records

Vital Records

 

New Proposed Regulations

Vital Statistics is in the process of submitting proposed regulation updates. You can access a copy of the regulation updates here. Please submit any public comments regarding these updates by September 26th to vrreg@dhec.sc.gov or you can mail them to SC Vital Statistics ATTN: Caleb Cox 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201


Effective July 1, 2019

Section 44-63-140 of the South Carolina Code was amended to allow adult adoptees, age 18 or older, who were born in South Carolina, to obtain a copy of the adoptee’s original birth certificate, and any evidence of the adoption held with the original birth record, if the biological parent has completed the necessary forms consenting to the release of the certificate.  This law applies to adoptions finalized after July 1, 2019.