Rhode Island DNA Testing Laws & Statutes

Rhode Island DNA Paternity Testing To Change Name On Birth Certificate

Rhode Island Birth Certificate Vital Statistic Information:

If you need to obtain a copy of your child’s Rhode Island birth certificate, or want to change your child’s name, buy the needed Rhode Island legal DNA paternity testing kit to prove your relationship, and then contact the office of vital statistics for Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) Vital Records
Rhode Island Bureau of Vital Statistics
3 Capitol Hill
Room 101
Providence, RI 02908-5097
Rhode Island (RI) Vital Statistic Application
Phone 1-800-942-7434


Rhode Island Legal DNA Paternity Testing Laws & Statutes:

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According to the Laws of Rhode Island and paternity statute 15-8-11

15-8-11 Parentage tests

(a) In a proceeding under this chapter before trial, the court, upon application made by or on behalf of any party to the action, and supported by sworn affidavit, or on its own motion, shall order that the mother, child, alleged father, and any other party to the action submit to blood or tissue typing tests which may include, but are not limited to, tests of red cell antigens, red cell isoenzymes, human leukocyte antigens, serum proteins, DNA and other genetic testing, to determine whether the alleged father is likely to be, or is not, the father of the child. The sworn affidavit must include a statement alleging paternity and setting forth facts establishing a reasonable possibility of sexual contact during the probable period of conception or a statement denying paternity and setting forth facts establishing a reasonable possibility of the nonexistence of sexual contact during the probable period of conception. In a proceeding to establish paternity and/or support brought pursuant to the Rhode Island state plan for child and spousal support enforcement, in conformance with title IV, part D of the federal Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 651 et seq., if the alleged father denies paternity in response to a paternity complaint and provides a sworn affidavit as provided in this section, the division of taxation within the department of administration shall have the authority to administratively order the parties to attend a blood or tissue typing test and schedule blood or tissue typing test for the parties, of the type described in this section, without the necessity of making application to the court, and the parties shall attend and submit to a blood or tissue typing test under penalty of default in accordance with § 15-8-18.1.
(b) A blood or tissue typing test shall be made by a person the court determines is qualified as an examiner of blood or tissue types. [More]


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