Title 15
Domestic Relations

Chapter 8.1
Uniform Parentage Act

Article 3
Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage

R.I. Gen. Laws § 15-8.1-310

§ 15-8.1-310. Forms for acknowledgment and denial of parentage.

(a) The department of vital records shall develop an acknowledgment of parentage form and denial of parentage form for execution of parentage under this chapter.

(b) The acknowledgment of parentage form shall provide notice of the alternatives to, the legal consequences of, and the rights and responsibilities that arise from signing the acknowledgment and shall state that:

(1) There is no other presumed parent of the child or, if there is another presumed parent, shall state that parent’s full name;

(2) There is no other acknowledged parent, adjudicated parent, or individual who is an intended parent under articles 7 or 8 of this chapter other than the individual who gave birth to the child; and

(3) The signatories understand that the acknowledgment is the equivalent of a court adjudication of parentage of the child and that a challenge to the acknowledgment is permitted only under limited circumstances.

(c) A valid acknowledgment of parentage or denial of parentage is not affected by a later modification of the prescribed form.

History of Section.
P.L. 2020, ch. 59, § 2; P.L. 2020, ch. 60, § 2.