Thank you for visiting the Hospital portion of this website. The information found in this section relates to the responsibilities to be performed by hospital staff and management as required by the Code of Virginia. Paternity establishment is voluntary for parents in hospitals; however, all birthing facilities are required to offer each unmarried parent the opportunity to learn about this program and it’s benefits, rights and responsibilities through the in-hospital acknowledgement process. Please review the following information on this page as well as in the Training section of this site for additional information. You may also feel free to contact one of our knowledgeable representatives at 866-398-4841 for assistance.