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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 264

Regulations

264 Regulations

(1) The Governor may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, for or with respect to any matter that by this Act is required or permitted to be prescribed or that is necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.
(1A) In particular, the regulations may make provision for or with respect to the following--
(a) defining the meanings of the words "related" and "relative" where used in this Act or in a specified provision of this Act,
(b) specifying persons, or classes of persons, as being persons to whom section 27 (Mandatory reporting) applies or does not apply,
(b1) processes to be used when identifying children and young persons as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons for the purposes of administering this Act,
(c) regulating or prohibiting the use or availability of evidence given or produced during the course of alternative dispute resolution under section 37, dispute resolution conferences under section 65 or alternative dispute resolution under section 65A or 114,
(d) specifying matters that may or may not be taken into consideration by the Children's Court in determining whether there has been significant change in any relevant circumstances within the meaning of section 90(2) (Rescission and variation of care orders),
(e) the requirements and form of an alternative parenting plan under section 115,
(f) regulating or prohibiting conduct of authorised carers,
(g) prescribing information that authorised carers must give to a designated agency,
(h) regulating the application of section 168 (Access to personal information),
(i) the circumstances in which an authorised carer or person residing with an authorised carer may be required to undergo a medical examination,
(j) the appointment of principal officers and other officers by designated agencies and registered agencies and the licensing of those principal officers,
(k) the approval by the Secretary of the form of documents and reports required to be provided under the regulations,
(l) the disclosure of information under the arrangements referred to in section 254A, including any procedures or requirements in relation to that disclosure and any requirements on any organisation to which the information is disclosed,
(m) specifying the administrator of the Guardian Ad Litem Panel.
(2) A regulation may create an offence punishable by a penalty not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(3) The regulations may apply, adopt or incorporate, wholly or in part and with or without modifications, any standard, rule, code, specification or other document prescribed or published by any person or body (whether of New South Wales or elsewhere) and as in force at a particular time or from time to time.



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