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Contents (2012 - 74)
Boarding Houses Act 2012 No 74
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 20 November 2017 at 22:41)
83   Notification of deaths, sexual assaults and other incidents involving residents of authorised boarding houses
(cf YCS Act, s 26)
(1)  The manager of an authorised boarding house must, as soon as is reasonably possible after becoming aware of any of the following incidents, report the incident to the Secretary:
(a)  the death of a resident of the boarding house,
(b)  the sexual assault (or the making of an allegation of sexual assault) of a resident of the boarding house,
(c)  the absence of a resident of the boarding house for a period of more than 24 hours if the resident has not informed the manager of his or her whereabouts,
(d)  such other incidents involving residents as may be prescribed by the regulations.
Note.
 Section 122 of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 requires a person who provides residential accommodation for another person who the person has reasonable grounds to suspect is a child living away from home without parental permission to inform the Secretary of the child’s whereabouts. A child for the purposes of that section is a person who is under 16 years of age.
(2)  The manager must also report the death (or the sexual assault or the making of an allegation of sexual assault) of a resident of the boarding house to a police officer as soon as is reasonably practicable after becoming aware of the incident concerned.
(3)  A manager of an authorised boarding house who contravenes this section is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.