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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 18
Obligation to co-operate
18 Obligation to co-operate
(1) The government department or agency, or the non-government agency, must
use its best endeavours to comply with a request made to it under section 17
if it is consistent with its own responsibilities and does not unduly
prejudice the discharge of its functions.
(2) Subsection (1) does not, in the
case of a non-government agency in receipt of government funding, limit any
obligation imposed on the agency in accordance with the agreement under which
it receives that funding.
(3) To avoid doubt, a reference in subsection (1)
to the responsibilities and functions of a department or agency includes, in
the case of its provision of health services:
(a) its responsibilities under
the Medicare Principles and Commitments (adopted under section 68 of the
Health Services Act 1997 ) in the provision of public hospital services, and
(b) its functions in clinical decision-making.
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