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Orders directed to children under 18

  (1)   This section applies if a parentage testing order, or an order under section   69X, requires a medical procedure or other act to be carried out in relation to a child who is under 18.

  (2)   The procedure or act must not be carried out in relation to the child under the order without the consent of:

  (a)   a parent of the child; or

  (b)   a guardian of the child; or

  (c)   a person who, under a parenting order, has responsibility for the child's long - term or day - to - day care, welfare and development.

  (3)   The court may draw such inferences from a failure or refusal to consent as mentioned in subsection   (2) as appear just in the circumstances.

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