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Vital Records

The Office of Vital Statistics and Registry registers vital events and maintains the following vital records:

  • Birth records from 1923 to present
  • Marriage records from 1941 to present
  • Death records from 1941 to present
  • Domestic partnership records from 2004
  • Civil union records from 2007
  • Certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth from 1969
  • Adoption records - foreign and domestic
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Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

WIC is a public health nutrition program that provides wholesome food, nutrition education and community support for eligible women who are pregnant and post-partum with infants and children up to five years old.

In the News

New Jersey Department of Health Proposes New Rules at N.J.A.C. 8:43H Establishing Rehabilitation Hospital Licensing Standards

The New Jersey Department of Health, with the approval of the Health Care Administration Board, is proposing new rules at N.J.A.C. 8;43H to establish standards for licensure of comprehensive rehabilitation hospitals.  Comprehensive rehabilitation hospitals provide intensive rehabilitation therapy services and specialized integrated care to enable patients who have diseases or injuries that impair functioning to reach an attainable degree of independence, in accordance with a care plan that an interdisciplinary care team customizes to the needs of each patient.

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New Jersey Department of Health Updates Newborn Screening Bloodspot Retention Policy

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has updated its newborn screening bloodspot retention policy.

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NJDOH, NJDEP and NJDA: Protect Yourself Against Vector-borne Diseases This Summer and Prevent Tick, Mosquito Bites

Each year, the start of warmer weather brings the emergence of ticks and mosquitoes and the threat of related diseases, such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease. The New Jersey Departments of Health (NJDOH), Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and Agriculture (NJDA) urge residents to protect themselves from these bugs for a safe and healthy summer season.

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NJ Health Department Alerts Residents of Travel-Associated Confirmed Measles Case, Urges Individuals To Stay Up to Date on Vaccines

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is alerting residents about potential exposure associated with a confirmed, travel-associated case of measles. Individuals – especially parents, guardians, health care providers, and caregivers – are urged to be aware of the symptoms of this highly contagious virus and to stay up to date with the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) shots.

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