Vol. 37 Iss. 8 - December 07, 2020

Chapter 550
Action Withdrawn

Title of Regulation: 12VAC5-550. Board of Health Regulations Governing Vital Records (amending 12VAC5-550-320).

Statutory Authority: §§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-250 of the Code of Virginia.

Notice is hereby given that the State Board of Health has WITHDRAWN the proposed regulatory action for 12VAC5-550, Board of Health Regulations Governing Vital Records, which was published in 35:25 VA.R. 3027-3028 August 15, 2019. On November 10, 2020, the board withdrew its proposed action to provide for changing of gender on a birth certificate. Chapters 465 and 466 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly amended §§ 32.1-261 and 32.1-269 of the Code of Virginia to allow a change to the gender of an individual on a birth certificate by administrative process. Therefore, this regulatory action is no longer necessary and withdrawn.

Agency Contact: Janet Rainey, State Registrar, Virginia Department of Health, 2001 Maywill Street, Richmond, VA 23230, telephone (804) 662-6200, FAX (804) 662-6256, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R13-3634; Filed November 13, 2020