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Duration of contact preferences lodged by pre-1998 donors

    (1)     Subject to subsection (2), a contact preference lodged under section 63C continues in force for 5 years after—

        (a)     the contact preference is lodged with the Authority; or

        (b)     the contact preference is extended under subsection (3).

    (2)     A contact preference lodged under section 63C(1)(b) expires on the day on which the child who is the subject of the contact preference turns 18 years of age.

    (3)     A pre-1998 donor who lodges a contact preference under section 63C may extend that contact preference by written notice to the Authority.

    (4)     Before a contact preference expires under subsection (1), the Authority must make all reasonable efforts to give the pre-1998 donor who lodged the contact preference written notice—

        (a)     as to when the contact preference will expire under subsection (1); and

        (b)     that the donor may extend the contact preference under subsection (3).

    (5)     The Authority must, as soon as practicable after a contact preference expires under subsection (1) or (2) or is extended under subsection (3), notify the applicant to whom the contact preference relates.

S. 63E inserted by No. 6/2016 s. 23.

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