37.8.129 FORMAT AND PAPER REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFIED COPIES
(1) With the exception noted in (2), all certified copies of birth, death, and fetal death records must be issued on paper that contains the following security features:
(a) sensitized security paper;
(b) background security design;
(c) copy-void pantograph;
(d) consecutive numbering;
(e) prismatic printing;
(f) complex colors;
(h) intaglio border; and
(i) embossed hologram.
(2) Any alternate method of issuing a certified copy must be approved by the department, in writing, before its official use.
(3) Each certified copy of a vital record issued in Montana must contain the heading "STATE OF MONTANA" centered at the top of the copy, and, if issued by a county clerk and recorder, a centered heading naming the county of issuance immediately below the "STATE OF MONTANA" heading.
(4) Each certified copy of a vital record issued in Montana must contain the following certification and issuance statements at the bottom:
This certifies that this document is a true duplication of the original information on
file with the Department of Public Health
and Human Services.
Signature or facsimile
Certifying official's title
History: 50-15-102, 50-15-103, 50-15-122, 50-15-124, MCA; IMP, 50-15-102, 50-15-103, 50-15-121, 50-15-122, 50-15-123, 50-15-124, MCA; NEW, 2002 MAR p. 397, Eff. 2/15/02; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 2441, Eff. 10/31/03; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 169, Eff. 1/1/08.