Just as in other states, Kansas collects demographic data such as the highest level of education for each parent, what job and industry each parent works in, if there was prenatal care and so on. I like for my clients to know what information the state wants so I ask them to fill out the application that I use to file for the birth certificate.
I file online. I actually prefer this for several reasons. The biggest reason I like to file online is that my handwriting is not an issue, no one has to try to figure out if I wrote an e or an a. I also like to file online because I can print off a sample copy of exactly what the birth certificate will look like so the family can look it over and correct any errors before I do the final submission with the state. I am able to print an official birth confirmation letter which may be helpful or needed to get baby on health insurance. As part of filing the birth certificate, I also include information about any newborn tests I may have done like the critical congenital heart defect screening so the state has that information and doesn't need to contact the parents about the newborn tests.
Kansas is actually pretty fast in getting the birth certificate completed and available to parents. Kansas has birth certificates ready in about 10 days, and if you are really in a hurry, you have the option of driving to the office of the Department of Vital Statistics and getting a copy even sooner in person. You do have to pay a $20 fee to get the birth certificate. You can request it by mail, or online, or in person if you need it sooner than 10 days after birth.