Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003

174 Duty of health practitioners in respect of reproductive health services


This section applies whenever—


a person requests a health practitioner to provide a service (including, without limitation, advice) with respect to contraception, sterilisation, or other reproductive health services; and


the health practitioner objects on the ground of conscience to providing the service.


When this section applies, the health practitioner must inform the person who requests the service that he or she can obtain the service from another health practitioner or from a family planning clinic.

Compare: 1995 No 95 s 11