Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977

17 Duty of Director-General to undertake periodic reviews of certain matters


Not later than 5 years after the commencement of this section, and then at subsequent intervals of not more than 5 years, the Director-General must—


review whether there is timely and equitable access to—


the services specified in section 14(1); and


counselling services in relation to, or in connection with, the provision of abortion services; and


report to the Minister of Health on—


the outcomes of the review; and


the recommendations that the Director-General considers appropriate (if any) for improving the timely and equitable access to those services.


The review and report under subsection (1) must include consideration of the relative costs throughout New Zealand for women accessing those services.

Section 17: replaced, on 24 March 2020, by section 8 of the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 (2020 No 6).