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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 9 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 2634..


Schedule 3

Medical Practitioners (Maternal Health) Amendment Bill 2002

Amendment circulated by Mrs Dunne

Clause 4

Proposed new section 55E

Line 19

insert

"or no body or institution"

after

"No-one".

Schedule 4

Medical Practitioner (Maternal Health) Amendment Bill 2002

Amendment circulated by Mrs Dunne

Clause 4

Insert new section 55F

55F Quarterly reports from approved facilities

(1) The person or persons responsible for the management of an approved facility under 55C shall, not later than 3 months after the end of each calender quarter, provide the Minister with a report setting out prescribed details of-

(a) the number of abortions performed at the facility during that year; and

(b) the ages of the women concerned; and

(c ) the gestational ages of the foetuses at the time of abortion; and

(d) the number of women who had previously had an abortion performed at that facility.

(2) A report shall not contain information that would enable a woman on whom an abortion had been performed to be identified.

(3) Upon receipt, the Minister shall caused the report to be published on the internet.

(4) The Minister shall table a copy of a report under this section before the Assembly within 5 sitting days after receiving it.

(5) Where a report required by this section is not provided, each person knowingly responsible for the failure commits an offence.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.

(6) Where a person required by this section contains false or misleading information, each person knowingly responsible for the false or misleading information contained in the report commits an offence.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.


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