What Is the Difference between a Hospital Birth Certificate and a State Birth Certificate?

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A hospital birth certificate is just a record of your birth it is not a legal document. In my research I discovered that most hospitals in the U.S give the parent(s) a form to fill out for hospital records which includes name and parents names, date and time ect,, and then many hospitals will give you the other form that needs to be sent out to the state in order to obtain an Official Birth Certificate, or what you call a state birth certificate. Some hospitals will send the state form for you, while others will have you send it in to the state.
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