Public Assistance Act, 1939

Right to obtain birth certificate of child.

52.—Whenever the age of a child is required to be ascertained for any of the purposes of this Act, any person shall, on presenting to the proper registrar or superintendent registrar of births and deaths a requisition in writing in the prescribed form and containing the prescribed particulars, be entitled to obtain from such registrar or superintendent registrar (free of charge) a certified copy of the entry in the register of births maintained under the Births and Deaths Registration Acts, 1863 to 1936, of the birth of such child.