Health & Safety Code 102230 (1995; amended by AB 130, 2009)
This law exempts indices of birth, death and marriage records from disclosure under the Public Records Act. The State Registrar may release comprehensive birth, death, and nonconfidential marriage record indices to a government agency. The State Registrar is required to establish separate non-comprehensive indices for public release. Requesters of the indices must provide proof of identity and sign a form certifying that they will comply with prescribed usage guidelines. The State Registrar shall also prepare and maintain separate noncomprehensive indices of all California birth, death and nonconfidential marriage records for purposes of law enforcement or preventing fraud.