The state registrar may, under an order issued by the circuit court of the county
in which a birth occurred, correct information about the parent or the marital status
of the mother on a record of birth that is registered in this state if all of the following conditions apply:
(1) The correction may not be accomplished under s. 69.11, 69.12, or 69.15 because the disputed information was misrepresented by the informant during the preparation
of the birth record.
(2) The state registrar receives, on a form prescribed by the state registrar, a court
order that is accompanied by all of the following:
(a) A petition for correction filed by a person with a direct and tangible interest
in the birth record.
(b) Certification that all of the following supporting evidence, as listed by the
court in the order, was presented in addition to oral testimony:
1. A certified copy of the original certificate of birth.
2. If the birth occurred in a hospital, a copy of the birth worksheet and any other
supporting documentation from the hospital.
3. If the birth did not occur in a hospital, a statement from the birth attendant.
4. If relevant to the correction sought, a certified copy of a marriage document,
divorce or annulment record, or a final divorce decree that indicates that the mother was not married to the person
listed as her husband at any time during the pregnancy, a legal name change order,
or any other legal document that clarifies the disputed information.
5. A statement signed by the record of birth informant or the petitioner acknowledging that the disputed information
(c) The supporting evidence specified in par. (b)1. to 5.
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