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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 229

Unauthorised removal of children and young persons

229 Unauthorised removal of children and young persons

(1) A person who, without lawful excuse:
(a) removes a child or young person from the care of a person into whose care and protection or care responsibility the child or young person has been placed under this Act, or
(b) causes or procures a child or young person to be so removed,
is guilty of an offence.
(1A) A person must not, by any conduct carried out within the State, without lawful excuse remove a child or young person from the care of a person into whose care and protection the child or young person has been placed under a child protection order, or an interim order, within the meaning of Chapter 14A (other than an order under this Act).
(2) A person who:
(a) is in charge of any hospital or other premises used for the purpose of receiving (whether or not for fee, gain or reward) more than one woman who is at the premises for the purposes of giving birth, and
(b) permits a child who is not in the charge of the child's mother to be taken from the premises without first obtaining the consent of the Secretary,
is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: 200 penalty units.



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