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Answer: No, you can't obtain a "certificate of live birth" anymore.
The state Department of Health no longer issues copies of paper birth certificates as was done in the past, said spokeswoman Janice Okubo.
The department only issues "certifications" of live births, and that is the "official birth certificate" issued by the state of Hawaii, she said.
And, it's only available in electronic form.
Okubo explained that the Health Department went paperless in 2001.
"At that time, all information for births from 1908 (on) was put into electronic files for consistent reporting," she said.
Information about births is transferred electronically from hospitals to the department.
"The electronic record of the birth is what (the Health Department) now keeps on file in order to provide same-day certified copies at our help window for most requests," Okubo said.
Asked for more information about the short-form versus long-form birth documents, Okubo said the Health Department "does not have a short-form or long-form certificate."
"The birth certificate form has been modified over the years and decades to conform to national standards and models," she said.
Okubo also emphasized the certification form "contains all the information needed by all federal government agencies for transactions requiring a birth certificate."
She added that the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized the state's current certification of live birth "as an official birth certificate meeting all federal and other requirements."
The issue of what constitutes an official Hawaii birth certificate received national attention during last year's presidential campaign. Those who doubted Barack Obama's American citizenship called the copy of the Hawaii birth document posted on his campaign Web site a fake.
Asked about that document, Okubo said, "This is the same certified copy everyone receives when they request a birth certificate."
Originally posted by whatukno
reply to post by Nichiren
The real underlying issue of this thread is Obama's birth certificate. I voted for the man, but it mystifies me why he hasn't ended this debate by releasing the long form of the document.
Because Hawaii does not issue long form birth certificates. What Obama showed the world online is the document you would get if you were born in Hawaii and asked for your birth certificate.
Besides the fact that it would be reckless to show all that personal information to the world. We have covered this many times in many threads.
This thread is about the forms submitted to the states by the DNC and not the birth certificate issue.
The state of Hawaii issued long form birth certificates until 2001. Obama was born in 1961.
Ok right there, that is the key. Do you know how many times I have had to get my birth certificate? So if Obama had to get his birth certificate after 2001 he would have been issued a short form.
Five years latter, Obama starts running for the office of President, come mid July 2008 people start asking about Obama being qualified to be President. So Obama sends off to Hawaii for his birth certificate, receives the short form. Posts that short form on the web for everyone to see. The short form is perfectly legal, officials in the state of Hawaii confirm it is legitimate, and lo and behold the worst conspiracy ever contrived is born.
The issue here is whether or not the word "Duly" is good enough to state that Pelosi had vetted Obama and knows that he is eligible for the Office of POTUS.
Originally posted by oneclickaway
You know, after months of this I really cannot be bothered to go find it for you.
Originally posted by Gregarious
reply to post by whatukno
All those lawsuits? Did you know there are still a dozen? Maybe 13 now. And every bill he signs is being contested because the legitimate president did not sign it. And once the Sorcery Health Bill, (yes, I have legitimate reason, it is not just a slur) is passed, it will become moot, null, and void after the illegal alien is exposed. And it will be.