New measure will save parents trips to Civil Registries

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THE Spanish Congress has approved a measure to allow newborn babies to be registered directly from hospital to avoid parents having to travel to Civil Registries as of October 15.
With 23 votes for, 14 against and two abstentions, the Justice Commission supported the law amendment proposal, which includes six technical amendments and must now be approved by the Senate.
Once brought into effect, the measure will allow births and deaths to be automatically registered from hospitals, meaning parents and relatives will no longer need to go to the Civil Registry.
For births, hospitals will be required to send all relevant documentation to Registries within 72 hours and medical staff will be in charge of identifying the babies and certifying the identity of their mothers.

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