Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977

  • This version was reprinted on 26 February 2016 to make corrections to section 2 under section 25(1)(j)(ii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
13 Deputies of members


In any case where any member of the Supervisory Committee is incapacitated by illness, absence, or other sufficient cause from performing the duties of his office, the Governor-General may appoint a person to act in the place of that member during his incapacity.


The power conferred by subsection (1) shall be exercised only on a certificate signed by the chairman of the Supervisory Committee to the effect that, in his opinion, the temporary appointment is necessary for the due conduct of the business of the Committee.


The provisions of section 12 shall apply, with any necessary modifications, to the temporary appointment of a member under this section as if the member were being appointed under that section to fill a vacancy.


Any person appointed under this section shall, while he acts as such, be deemed to be a member of the Supervisory Committee, and any person appointed in the place of the chairman shall have all the powers of the chairman.


No appointment of a person under this section and no acts done by him while acting as a member of the Supervisory Committee, and no acts done by the Supervisory Committee while any person is acting as such, shall in any proceedings be questioned on the ground that the occasion for his appointment had not arisen or had ceased.