50-15-203. Child of unknown parentage. (1) A person who assumes custody of a child of unknown parentage shall immediately file with the local registrar a written report which shall constitute a birth certificate.
(2) The report shall contain:
(a) the date and place of finding or assumption of custody;
(b) sex, color or race, and approximate age of the child;
(c) name and address of the person or institution with whom the child has been placed for care;
(d) name given to the child by the finder or person who assumes custody.
(3) The place where the child was found or custody assumed shall be the place of birth.
(4) The date of birth shall be determined by approximation.
(5) If the child is identified and a regular birth certificate is found or obtained, the report shall be sealed and may be opened only by court order.
History: En. Sec. 55, Ch. 197, L. 1967; R.C.M. 1947, 69-4415.