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Contents (2000 - 75)
Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 15 June 2018 to date (accessed 24 June 2018 at 00:21)
Chapter 8 Part 4 Section 158
158   Secretary to endorse details of contact veto on authority to supply adoption information
(cf AI Act s 21)
(1)  The Secretary must endorse details of any relevant contact veto on any authority to supply adoption information issued by the Secretary under this Act.
(2)  An information source (other than the Secretary) that is requested to supply an original birth certificate under this Act is required:
(a)  to ascertain from the Secretary whether there is a contact veto relating to the adopted person concerned, and
(b)  if so, to endorse details of the contact veto on the original birth certificate before it is supplied under this Act.
(3)  The regulations may require the Secretary to endorse details of each contact veto on any record of adoption of a person or other document concerning an adopted person to whom the contact veto relates that is supplied by the Secretary.