Notification of terminations of pregnancy (induced abortion)

Any medical practitioner who performs a termination of pregnancy (induced abortion) must notify the Department of Health of the event within 14 days of the abortion being performed.

Relevant legislation

The statutory requirement to notify a termination of pregnancy (induced abortion) is specified in Sections 335 (5) (b) and (d) of the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 (external site) (Part XIII).

Responsibility for notification

The medical practitioner performing the abortion.

Who must be notified

Under the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 , the Chief Health Officermust be notified.

Notifications to be forwarded to the Manager, Maternal and Child Health Unit, Data Collections Directorate.

How to notify

Notification must be made using Form 1 - Notification by Medical Practitioner of Induced Abortion. The form is available from the Manager, Maternal and Child Health Unit, Data Collections Directorate.

Notification due

Within 14 days of the abortion being performed.

Contact

To make a notification, or for more information on notification of abortions, contact:

Manager, Maternal and Child Health Unit
Data Collections Directorate
Phone: 9222 2417
Fax: 9222 4408
Email: birthdata@health.wa.gov.au

Postal address:
Manager, Maternal and Child Health Unit
Department of Health, WA
Reply Paid 70042 (Delivery to Locked Bag 52)
Perth Business Centre WA 6849
Marked: PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL

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