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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 33 asked in the Legislative Council on 25 May 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Health
Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

I refer to section 334(5) of the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911, and I ask, how is this section enforced?
Answered on 29 June 2017

The Department of Health advises:

Section 334(5) of the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 defines the requirements for medical practitioners to obtain informed consent.

The Western Australian Department of Health does not collect information that enables an active monitoring of consent.

A person who unlawfully performs an abortion is guilty of an offence, punishable under the Criminal Code Act Compilation Act 1913 (Section 199).