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28 Pa. Code § 1.34. Correction of spelling of names.

§ 1.34. Correction of spelling of names.

 Changes in the spelling of names on birth certificates shall be made in compliance with the following:

   (1)  If the subject is less than 1 year of age, correction may be accomplished by a statement signed by both parents.

   (2)  If the subject is over 1 year of age, correction may be accomplished by an affidavit of the parents or of the subject, if of legal age.

   (3)  If the correction requested suggests a change in surname rather than the correction of the spelling of a surname, then the Department of Health may require additional recorded evidence or an order from a court of competent jurisdiction if it is deemed necessary to preserve the integrity of the records.

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