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Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 20 September 2017 at 15:31)
Chapter 4 Part 3 Section 45
45   Assessment of suitability, and selection, of adoptive parents
(1)  The regulations may make provision for or with respect to the following:
(a)  the assessment of the suitability of persons to be approved to adopt, and selection of persons to adopt, children under this Act from within New South Wales or elsewhere,
(b)  the keeping by the Secretary of a register of persons approved by the Secretary or by principal officers as fit and proper persons to adopt children.
(2)  The Secretary or appropriate principal officer must not assess a person as suitable to be approved to adopt a child unless the person and every adult person who resides on the same property as the person has a working with children check clearance that is in force under the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 or is exempted by the regulations under that Act from the requirement to hold such a clearance.