WVC 16 - 5 - 26
§16-5-26. Reproduction and preservation of records.
To preserve vital records and other original documents, the
State Registrar is authorized to prepare typewritten, photographic,
electronic, or other reproductions of certificates or reports and
files in the section of vital statistics. When verified and
approved by the State Registrar, the reproductions shall be
accepted as the original records, and the documents from which
permanent reproductions have been made may be disposed of as
provided by legislative rule or other provisions of state law.