Birth Certificate Changes And AVSS Version 2007

 

 

The VS-10D Certificate of Live Birth will change on January 1, 2007.The revisions are necessary to conform to National Center for Health Statistics reporting requirements.

The following six new data fields will be contained on the revised Certificate of Live Birth and will be added to AVSS prompts for the Hospital Birth Record suboption:

20. Date Father Last Worked (MM/CCYY)

23. Date Mother Last Worked (MM/CCYY)

25AA. Date Of First Prenatal Visit (MM/DD/CCYY)

25BA. Date Of Last Prenatal Visit (MM/DD/CCYY)

26A. Obstetric Estimation Of Gestation At Delivery (Completed Weeks)

26B. Hearing Screening (AVSS List Of Choices)

 

One existing data field (5E. Planned Place Of Birth) will be deleted from the Certificate of Live Birth and from AVSS prompts.

 

Sixteen additional new fields will be inserted into the AVSS prompting sequence after the SSA1/SSA2 prompts, which now follow the 24C (City of Motherís Residence) prompt. These sixteen new fields are not contained on the revised Certificate of Live Birth:

MSTREET. Motherís Alternative Mailing Address (Street and Number, or PO Box)

MCITY. Motherís Alternative Mailing Address (City)

MCOUNTY. Motherís Alternative Mailing Address (County)

MSTATE. Motherís Alternative Mailing Address (State)

MZIP. Motherís Alternative Mailing Address (Zip)

WIC. Did Mother Get WIC Food For Herself During Pregnancy (Y, N, U)

CIGPN. Average Number Or Packs Of Cigarettes Smoked Per Day Three Months Prior To Pregnancy (#C, #P, U)

CIGFN. Average Number Or Packs Of Cigarettes Smoked Per Day First Three Months Of Pregnancy (#C, #P, U)

CIGSN. Average Number Or Packs Of Cigarettes Smoked Per Day Second Three Months Of Pregnancy (#C, #P, U)

CIGTN. Average Number Or Packs Of Cigarettes Smoked Per Day Third Three Months Of Pregnancy (#C, #P, U)

MWT1. Motherís Prepregnancy Weight (Pounds)

MWT2. Motherís Delivery Weight (Pounds)

MHT. Motherís Height (Feet and Inches)

APGAR1. Apgar Score At 1 Minute (#, U)

APGAR5. Apgar Score At 5 Minutes (#, U)

APGAR10. Apgar Score At 10 Minutes (#, U)

 

A new version of AVSS, called 2007, has been programmed to prompt for the 22 new data fields for births occurring on or after January 1, 2007. Version 2007 will be deployed during December 2006. The changes will be transparent to users when creating birth certificates with birth dates before January 1, 2007.The existing VS-10A Medical Data Supplemental Worksheet (Front Side) and (Reverse Side) will continue to be used for 2007 births. The VS-10B Race/Ethnicity and Education Worksheet will be eliminated, but the lists of choices, including new reporting values for education, will be reproduced on the Reverse Side of the VS-10D Certificate of Live Birth.

For more information, please refer to All County Letter ACL06-12. Local Registrars should be careful to include the correct year and numbering sequence when adding the Local Registration/File Number (LFN), and if using AVSS LFN Assignment, to test to ensure proper vertical alignment before printing the LFN. The importance of restarting the numbering sequence in 2007 is stressed in All County Letter ACL06-17.

To print copies of the worksheets, please be sure that Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed on your computer, then go to the links below:

Printed Version of VS-10A Worksheet (Front Side)

Printed Version of VS-10A Worksheet (Reverse Side)

Printed Version of Race/Ethnicity Worksheet

For instructions on how to use AVSS for birth registration in hospitals, please refer online to the AVSS Quick Reference Manual or you may print the PDF version.

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