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A. If a child is reported missing to a law enforcement agency in this state, that agency shall notify the state registrar in the state of the child's birth. The notification shall include the missing child's name, date of birth and county of birth.
B. If the state registrar is notified pursuant to subsection A that a child born in this state is missing, the state registrar shall flag the child's registered birth certificate. If the missing child is found, the law enforcement agency that reported the child missing shall notify the state registrar and the state registrar shall remove the flag from the child's registered birth certificate.
C. If the state registrar receives a request for a registered certificate that is flagged, the state registrar shall:
1. Make a photocopy of the photo identification of the person making the request.
2. Document the physical description of the person making the request.
3. Immediately notify a law enforcement agency in this state of the request.
D. For the purposes of this section:
1. "Flag" means to indicate on a child's registered birth certificate that the child is a missing child.
2. "Missing child" means a child whose location cannot be determined and who is reported to a law enforcement agency as abducted, lost or a runaway.