Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977

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20 Abortion service provider to notify Director-General about abortion services provided


An abortion service provider must notify the Director-General after the following services are provided by or through the provider:


a surgical abortion; or


a medicine is prescribed or administered for the purpose of inducing an abortion.


A notification must include, in relation to the provision of the services referred to in subsection (1),—


the information specified in Schedule 2; and


such other information the Director-General may require.


However, in no case may the information provided under this section include the name of the woman to whom the abortion service was provided.


A notification must be given—


not later than 1 month after the provision of the abortion service; and


in the form or manner required by the Director-General.


This section is repealed on the expiry of 18 months after the date on which it comes into force.

Section 20: replaced, on 24 March 2020, by section 8 of the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 (2020 No 6).