Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill

  • enacted
2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on the day after the date of Royal assent.

(1)

This Act comes into force as follows:

(a)

section 147 (which contains regulation-making powers) comes into force on the day after the date of Royal assent:

(b)

the following provisions come into force on the third anniversary of the date of Royal assent:

(i)

section 12(2A) (which enables a parent notifying the birth of a child to specify whether they wish to appear as mother, father, or parent on the birth certificate):

(ii)

section 33 (which requires a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner to provide a preliminary notice of death to the Registrar-General):

(iii)

section 100(2)(b)(ia) (which requires the Registrar-General to include, in the access register kept under that section, information about a person requesting access to information on behalf of another person):

(c)

the rest of this Act comes into force

(i)

on a date set by Order in Council; or

(ii)

to the extent not brought into force earlier, 18 months after Royal assent.

(2)

An Order in Council made under this section is secondary legislation (see Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019 for publication requirements).