THE STATE AND ITS GOVERNMENT
VITAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
5-C:14 Duties and Responsibilities; Penalties.
I. Any person having knowledge of and a direct and tangible interest in the facts shall furnish such information as he or she may possess regarding any birth, death, fetal death, marriage, or divorce upon demand of the registrar.
II. Any person shall be guilty of a class B felony if he or she:
(a) Willfully and knowingly makes any false statement in a certificate, record, or report required to be filed by statute or in an application for an amendment thereof or in an application for a certified copy of a vital record, or who willfully and knowingly supplies false information intending that such information be used in the preparation of any such report, record, or certificate, or amendment thereof; or
(b) Without lawful authority and with the intent to deceive, makes, counterfeits, alters, amends, or mutilates any certificate, record, or report required to be filed by statute or a certified copy of such certificate, record, or report; or
(c) Willfully and knowingly obtains, possesses, uses, sells, furnishes, or attempts to obtain, possess, use, sell, or furnish to another, for any purpose of deception, any certificate, record, report, or certified copy thereof so made, counterfeited, altered, amended, or mutilated; or
(d) With the intention to deceive willfully and knowingly obtains, possesses, uses, sells, furnishes, or attempts to obtain, possess, use, sell, or furnish to another any certificate of birth or certified copy of a certificate of birth knowing that such certificate or certified copy was issued upon a certificate which is false in whole or in part or which relates to the birth of another person, whether living or deceased; or
(e) Willfully and knowingly furnishes or processes a certificate of birth or certified copy of a certificate of birth with the knowledge or intention that it be used for the purposes of deception by a person other than the person to whom the certificate of birth relates; or
(f) Without lawful authority possesses any certificate, record, or report, required by statute or a copy or certified copy of such certificate, record, or report knowing same to have been stolen or otherwise unlawfully obtained.
III. Except as otherwise provided, any person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor if he or she willfully and knowingly transports or accepts for transportation, interment or other disposition of a dead body without an accompanying permit when required pursuant to RSA 290.
IV. Except as otherwise provided, any person shall be guilty of a violation if he or she:
(a) Willfully and knowingly refuses to provide information required by this chapter; or
(b) Willfully and knowingly neglects to comply with or intentionally violates any of the provisions of this section or refuses to perform any of the duties imposed upon him or her by this section.
Source. 2005, 268:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.