Adoption Regulations 1995
Part 2-Private adoption agencies


    6. Functions that may be performed under licence

    (1) The functions that may be performed under a licence are those referred to in the provisions of the Act set out in the Table to this regulation that would otherwise be performed by the Director-General.


    Table
    ProvisionDescription of function
    section 16provide certain information and assistance to prospective birth parents
    section 18(1)(e)accept delivery of form of consent to adoption
    section 21notify a person who may be the prospective adoptee's father or parent under section 6A of the Artificial Conception Act 1985
    section 23accept service of revocation of consent form
    section 24apply for an order to dispense with a person's consent to a child's adoption
    section 25apply for an order to dispense with a requirement to serve notice under section 21 or to extend the period for service of notice
    section 37inform and counsel prospective adoptive parents
    sections 38 and 39consider applications from prospective adoptive parents
    section 40appoint persons to prepare assessment reports
    section 44keep and maintain registers
    section 45perform certain duties in relation to the selection of prospective adoptive parents
    sections 46, 50 and 73perform certain duties in relation to the negotiation of adoption plans, selection of prospective adoptive parents and make related applications
    sections 48, 49, 51, 52, 53 and 56place prospective adoptees
    section 54supervise placements
    section 55decide who should agree adoption plans
    sections 58 and 61prepare reports for Court's use in proceedings for adoption orders
    section 134appoint representatives for children
    section 139supervise children adopted outside Australia

    (2) The functions that may be performed under a licence also include those referred to in the provisions of Parts 4 and 5 of these regulations as are relevant to the sections of the Act set out in the Table in subregulation (1) where those functions would otherwise be performed by the Director-General.

    (3) If a private adoption agency is also accredited under regulation 23C, the functions that may be performed under a licence also include those functions that the agency may perform under regulation 23J.

    [Regulation 6 amended in Gazette 3 Sep 1999 p. 4296; 10 Dec 2002 p. 5749; 20 May 2003 p. 1784.]



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