YSC, Title 20.  Planning & Economic Development
 
 
 
Chapter 15.  Statistics

1501.   Vital statistics.
1502.   Reporting of births and deaths.
1503.   Reporting of an adopted child.
1504.   Change of residence.
1505.   Reporting a marriage or divorce.
1506.   Reporting of change of name.
1507.   Duties of Outer Islands secretaries.

     1501.  Vital statistics.

     (a)  The magistrate of each municipality in the Yap Islands shall be responsible for maintaining correct records of all births, deaths, adoptions, changes of residence, name changes, marriages, divorces, and population increases within his municipality.

     (b)  The magistrate of each municipality in the Yap Islands shall, on the first Monday of each month, turn over any report which he has received during that month to the Governor.

Source:  YDC 3300, modified.

Cross-reference:  The statutory provision on violation of vital statistics provisions is found in section 810 of Title 11 (Crimes and Punishment) of this Code.  The statutory provisions on Local Government are found in Title 6 of this Code.

     1502.  Reporting of births and deaths.

     (a)  The mother of every newborn child shall report the birth to the magistrate of her municipality within 30 days after the child is delivered.

     (b)  It shall be the responsibility of the nearest kin or successor of a deceased person to report the death within 30 days after the death.

Source:  YDC 3301, modified.

Cross-reference:  The statutory provision on violation of vital statistics provisions is found in section 810 of Title 11 (Crimes and Punishment) of this Code.

     1503.  Reporting of an adopted child.
     Any legal resident of the Yap Islands who adopts a child shall report such adoption to the magistrate of his municipality within 60 days after final declaration of such adoption.

Source:  YDC 3302, modified.

     1504.  Change of residence.
     Any legal resident of the Yap Island who intends to change his or her place of residence to become a member, for more than one year, of a household, village, island, or state other than the one in which he or she is currently a legal resident, shall notify the magistrate of the municipality in which he or she is currently residing not later than 30 days after such residence is changed.

Source:  YDC 3303, modified.

     1505.  Reporting a marriage or divorce.
     Within 30 days after the proclamation of a marriage or divorce, both husband and wife shall notify the magistrate of the municipality in which they reside of the event.

Source:  YDC 3304, modified.

     1506.  Reporting of change of name.
     Any legal resident of the Yap Islands who changes his name shall notify the magistrate of his municipality within 30 days after the name is changed.

Source:  YDC 3305, modified.

     1507.  Duties of Outer Islands secretaries.
     The secretaries in the Outer Islands shall be responsible to see that correct records of births, deaths, adoptions, changes of residence, name changes, marriages, divorces, and population increases and decreases occurring within his atoll or island are sent periodically to the Governor.  To this end each secretary may work in cooperation with the public health worker on his island or atoll.

Source:  YDC 3306, modified.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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