HEALTH AND SAFETY
39-241. Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter and this chapter only, the following terms shall be construed to have the meanings hereinafter set forth:
(1) "Adoptive parent" means an adult who has become a parent of a child through the legal process of adoption.
(2) "Advanced practice registered nurse" means a registered nurse licensed in this state who has gained additional specialized knowledge, skills and experience as defined in section 54-1402, Idaho Code, and includes the following four (4) roles: certified nurse midwife; clinical nurse specialist; certified nurse practitioner; and certified registered nurse anesthetist as defined by the applicable board of nursing rule.
(3) "Board" means the Idaho state board of health and welfare.
(4) "Certified copy" means the reproduction of an original vital record by typewritten, photographic or electronic means. Such reproductions, when certified by the state registrar, shall be used as the original.
(5) "Consent" means a verified written statement which has been notarized.
(6) "Dead body" means a lifeless human body or such parts of the human body or the bones thereof from the state of which it reasonably may be concluded that death occurred.
(7) "Director" means the director of the department of health and welfare.
(8) "Fetal death" means death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of human conception, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy; 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.
(a) "Induced termination of pregnancy (induced abortion)" means the purposeful interruption of pregnancy with an intention other than to produce a live-born infant or to remove a dead fetus and which does not result in a live birth.
(b) "Spontaneous fetal death" means the expulsion or extraction of a product of human conception resulting in other than a live birth and which is not an induced termination of pregnancy.
(9) "Identifying information" includes the following information:
(a) The name of the qualified adoptee before placement in adoption;
(b) The name and address of each qualified birthparent as it appears in birth records;
(c) The current name, address and telephone number of the qualified adult adoptee; and
(d) The current name, address and telephone number of each qualified birthparent.
(10) "Live birth" means the complete expulsion or extraction from its 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. Heartbeats are to be distinguished from transient cardiac contractions; respirations are to be distinguished from fleeting respiratory efforts or gasps.
(11) "Person in charge of interment" means any person who places or causes to be placed a stillborn fetus or dead body or the ashes of the same, after cremation, in a grave, vault, urn, or other receptacle, or otherwise disposes thereof.
(12) "Physician" means a person legally authorized to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine in this state as defined in section 54-1803, Idaho Code.
(13) "Physician assistant" means any person who is a graduate of an acceptable training program and who is otherwise qualified to render patient services as defined in section 54-1803, Idaho Code.
(14) "Qualified adult adoptee" means an adopted person eighteen (18) years of age or older who was born in Idaho.
(15) "Qualified adult birth sibling" means a genetic, biological, or natural brother or sister or half-brother or half-sister, eighteen (18) years of age or older.
(16) "Qualified birthparent" means a genetic, biological, or natural parent whose rights were voluntarily or involuntarily terminated by a court or otherwise. "Birthparent" includes a man who is the parent of a child prior to the termination of parental rights.
(17) "Record" means the original certificate of an event and any replacement thereof filed for record by virtue of authority contained in this chapter, as well as instruments of any nature provided by this chapter as a means of effecting replacement of certificates.
(18) "Registrar" means the state registrar of vital statistics or a designated representative.
(19) "Relative" includes only an individual’s spouse, birthparent, adoptive parent, sibling, or child who is eighteen (18) years of age or older.
(20) "Stillbirth" means a spontaneous fetal death of twenty (20) completed weeks gestation or more, based on a clinical estimate of gestation, or a weight of three hundred fifty (350) grams (twelve and thirty-five hundredths (12.35) ounces) or more.
(21) "Vital statistics" includes the registration, preparation, transcription, collection, compilation and preservation of data pertaining to births, adoptions, legitimations, deaths, stillbirths, induced terminations of pregnancy, marital status and data incidental thereto.
(22) "Voluntary adoption registry" or "registry" means a place where eligible persons, as described in section 39-259A, Idaho Code, may indicate their willingness to have their identity and whereabouts disclosed to each other under conditions specified in section 39-259A, Idaho Code.
[39-241, added 1949, ch. 72, sec. 1, p. 117; am. 1959, ch. 104, sec. 2, p. 221; am. 1974, ch. 23, sec. 61, p. 633; am. 1983, ch. 7, sec. 2, p. 25; am. 1985, ch. 59, sec. 1, p. 113; am. 2002, ch. 277, sec. 1, p. 810; am. 2007, ch. 243, sec. 1, p. 715; am. 2014, ch. 45, sec. 1, p. 117.]