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Service, not Servitude

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Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003  [Full Text]

174. Duty of health practitioners in respect of reproductive health services

(1) This section applies whenever -

(a) a person requests a health practitioner to provide a service (including, without limitation, advice) with respect to contraception, sterilisation, or other reproductive health services; and

(b) the health practitioner objects on the ground of conscience to providing the service.

(2) When this section applies, the health practitioner must inform the person who requests the service that he or she can obtain the service from another health practitioner or from a family planning clinic.