In the U.S. and Canada, I believe birth records are private -- they aren't things anyone can get without some express consent or being the relevant party or their parents/guardian/etc.
My question is, what's the legal distinction between a birth record and a hospital record?
A hospital record need not include a birth record -- as such, could it be obtained by anyone legally?
Hospital records may include stuff like baby weight, size, etc.; a birth record has the entrusted person's full name, birth location, parents, and usually a federal mark/symbol of that state/province.