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Filing: the presentation of a certificate of birth, death, or stillbirth for registration by the State Commissioner of Health.  (63 OS 1-301.3)

Registration: the acceptance by the State Commissioner of Health and the incorporation in his official records of certificates of births, deaths, and stillbirths.  (63 OS 1-301.4)

Live birth: the complete expulsion or extraction from the mother of a product of human conception, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy, which, after such expulsion or extraction, breathes or shows any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached.  (63 OS 1-301.5)

Certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth: a certificate issued to memorialize a stillborn child.  63 OS 1-301.7)

Fetal death (stillbirth): death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of human conception after a period of gestation as prescribed by the State Board of Health.  The death is indicated by the fact that, after such expulsion or extraction, the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord or definite movement of voluntary muscles.  (63 OS 1-301.8)

Physician: a person who is a member of the class of persons authorized to use the term “physician” pursuant to Section 725.2 of Title 59 of the Oklahoma Statutes.  (63 OS 1-301.11)

Institution: any establishment, public or private, which provides inpatient medical, surgical or diagnostic care or treatment, or nursing, custodial or domiciliary care, to two or more unrelated individuals, or to which persons are committed by law.  (63 OS 1-301.12)

Immediate cause of death: the final disease, injury (if a medical examiner case) or complication directly causing death.  This is reported on line ‘a’ of Item 34. (Physician’s Handbook on Medical Certification of Data, DHHS, CDC, NCHS, 2003 Revision)

Underlying cause of death: the disease (or injury, if a medical examiner case) that initiated the train of morbid events leading directly to death. This is reported on the lowest-used line of Item 34.  (Physician’s Handbook on Medical Certification of Data, DHHS, CDC, NCHS, 2003 Revision)

Intervals: the amount of time between the presumed onset of the condition (not the diagnosis of the condition) and the date of death.  This is reported in the Approximate Interval column in Item 34.  (Physician’s Handbook on Medical Certification of Data, DHHS, CDC, NCHS, 2003 Revision)

Contributing causes of death: other important diseases or conditions that contributed to death but did not result in the underlying cause of death given in Part I.  This is reported in Item 35.  (Physician’s Handbook on Medical Certification of Data, DHHS, CDC, NCHS, 2003 Revision)

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