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Question On Notice No. 2063 asked in the Legislative Council on 2 April 2019 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
Question

I refer to section 335 of the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911, and I ask:
(a) are you aware that a medical practitioner who performs an abortion must notify the Chief Health Officer of the fact in the prescribed form within 14 days of the abortion being performed;
(b) further to (a), are you aware that such notification must not contain any particulars from which it may be possible to ascertain the identity of the patient;
(c) how many forms have been received;
(d) further to (c), will you table the forms; and
(e) if no to (d), will the Minister undertake to comply with section 82 of the Financial Management Act 2006?

Answered on 14 May 2019

I am advised:

(a) Yes.

(b) Yes.

(c) Since May 1998, 172,066 forms have been received.

(d)-(e) The provision of this information would unreasonably divert resources from the core functions of the Department.