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TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY ACT 2021 (NO 7 OF 2021) - SECT 3

3—Interpretation

In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears—

"assist" in a termination includes—

            (a)         obtaining on behalf of, or supplying to, another person a drug or other substance for use in a termination; and

            (b)         any other act that directly and materially aids in the performance of a termination,

but does not include acts of a kind prescribed by the regulations;

"Department" means the administrative unit of the Public Service that is responsible for assisting a Minister in the administration of the Health Care Act 2008

;

"hospital" has the same meaning as in the Health Care Act 2008

;

"medical practitioner" means a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law

to practise in the medical profession, other than as a student;

"prescribed hospital" means a hospital, or hospital of a class, prescribed by the regulations;

"private day procedure centre" has the same meaning as in the Health Care Act 2008

;

"private hospital" has the same meaning as in the Health Care Act 2008

;

"registered health practitioner" means—

            (a)         a medical practitioner; or

            (b)         any other person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law

to practise in a health profession, other than as a student;

"termination" means an intentional termination of a pregnancy in any way, including, for example, by—

            (a)         administering or prescribing a drug or other substance; or

            (b)         using a medical instrument or other thing,

and "perform a termination" and to "terminate" have corresponding meanings.



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