42-2-206. When putative father to register -- actual knowledge of pregnancy not required. (1) In order to be entitled, because of registration, to receive notice of a termination of parental rights proceeding, a putative father's registration form complying with the requirements of 42-2-205 must be received by the department not later than 72 hours after the child's birth.
(2) A putative father may file all information required by 42-2-205 before a child's birth even though the putative father has no actual knowledge that a pregnancy has occurred or that a pregnancy has continued through gestation.
History: En. Sec. 23, Ch. 480, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 257, L. 1999.