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TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY ACT 2018 - SECT 7

Registered health practitioners and students who may assist

7 Registered health practitioners and students who may assist

(1) A prescribed practitioner may, in the practice of the practitioner’s prescribed health profession, assist in the performance of a termination on a woman by a medical practitioner.
(2) A prescribed student may assist in the performance of a termination on a woman by a medical practitioner if the student provides the assistance only—
(a) under the supervision of—
(i) the medical practitioner; or
(ii) a prescribed practitioner lawfully assisting in the performance of the termination; or
(iii) the student’s primary clinical supervisor; and
(b) to the extent necessary to complete the student’s program of study for, or clinical training in, the student’s health profession.
(3) However, subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in relation to a termination that the assisting prescribed practitioner or prescribed student knows, or ought reasonably to know, is being performed by the medical practitioner other than under section 5 or 6 .



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