§16-5-9. Content of certificates and reports.
(a) To promote uniformity in the system of vital statistics, in addition to the items required by state law, the forms of certificates, reports and other returns required by this article or by rules promulgated pursuant to this article shall include the items recommended by the federal agency responsible for national vital statistics, subject to the commissioner's approval or modification.

(b) The State Registrar shall approve the form and format for each certificate, report, and other documents required by this article.

(c) All vital records shall contain the date of filing.

(d) Information required in certificates, forms, records, or reports authorized by this article may be filed, verified, registered and stored by photographic, electronic, or other means as prescribed by the State Registrar.