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Contents (2000 - 75)
Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 23 November 2017 at 20:03)
Chapter 3 Part 2 Section 13
13   Accreditation criteria
(1)  On the recommendation of the Children’s Guardian, the Minister may, from time to time by order published in the Gazette, approve standards and other criteria for use in determining:
(a)  whether to grant an application for accreditation as an accredited adoption service provider, and
(b)  the period for which accreditation is to be granted.
(2)  Standards and criteria may be approved under subsection (1) in respect of a class or classes of applicants.
(3)  Without limiting subsection (1), the criteria approved under that subsection are to be integrated, to the greatest extent practicable, with the criteria for accreditation of a designated agency under the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.
(4)  Failure to comply with subsection (3) does not affect the validity of any decision of the Children’s Guardian to accredit or not to accredit an applicant.