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

50 Ex parte application for order for medical examination

(1)

An order may be made under section 49 on an ex parte application if the court is satisfied—

(a)

that the delay that would be caused by proceeding on notice would or might entail risk to the personal safety of the child or young person who is the subject of the application; or

(b)

that proceeding on notice would be likely to prejudice investigations into whether the child or young person is in need of care or protection.

(2)

No order may be made under section 49 on an ex parte application unless the barrister or solicitor representing the child or young person has been given an opportunity to be heard.

(3)

Where an order is made under section 49 on an ex parte application, any person affected by the order may apply at any time for a variation or discharge of the order.