WVC 16 - 5 - 32
§16-5-32. Matching of birth and death certificates.
To protect the integrity of vital records and to prevent the
fraudulent use of certificates of birth of deceased persons, the
State Registrar is authorized to match certificates of birth and
death, in accordance with legislative rule which requires that the
fact of death and the matching identities be determined with
reasonable certainty and to post the fact of death to the
appropriate birth certificate. Copies issued from certificates of
birth marked deceased shall be similarly marked.