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Sterilisation Act, No. 44 of 1998

Long title


To provide for the right to sterilisation; to determine the circumstances under which sterilisation may be performed and, in particular, the circumstances under which sterilisation may be performed on persons incapable of consenting or incompetent to consent due to mental disability; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
PREAMBLE
1. Definitions
2. Persons capable of consenting
3. Person incapable of consenting or incompetent to consent due to severe mental disability [...Title amended by Act 2005_003_003_20050622  - was entitled "Person incapable of consenting or incompetent to consent due to severe mental disability"]
4. Consent
5. Place where sterilisation may take place
6. Keeping of records
7. Delegation
8. Regulations
9. Offences and penalties
10. Repeal of laws
11. Short title and commencement

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