Oranga Tamariki Act 1989
Children’s and Young People’s Well-being Act 1989

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53 Medical examination of child or young person at request of chief executive

(1)

This section applies to any child or young person—

(a)

in respect of whom a warrant has been issued under section 39; or

(b)

who is placed in the custody of the chief executive under that section or under section 40 or section 42.

(2)

The chief executive may, with the consent of any parent or guardian of the child or young person, arrange for any child or young person to whom this section applies to be medically examined by a medical practitioner.

(3)

Where, after making reasonable efforts to do so, the chief executive does not obtain the consent of a parent or guardian of a child or young person to a medical examination under subsection (2), the chief executive may require the child or young person to be medically examined by a medical practitioner.

Section 53 heading: amended, on 1 April 2017, by section 10 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Advocacy, Workforce, and Age Settings) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 98).

Section 53(1)(b): amended, on 1 October 1999, by section 13 of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services Act 1999 (1999 No 82).

Section 53(2): amended, on 1 April 2017, by section 10 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Advocacy, Workforce, and Age Settings) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 98).

Section 53(2): amended, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 52(3): amended, on 1 April 2017, by section 10 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Advocacy, Workforce, and Age Settings) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 98).

Section 53(3): amended, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).