(1) This section applies if—
(a) a woman has undergone a procedure within the meaning of Part III of the Status of Children Act 1974 as a result of which she became pregnant and gave birth to a child; and
(b) by application of a presumption in that Part the woman's female partner is presumed to be a parent of the child; and
(c) the child's birth was registered before the commencement of the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 .
(2) If the Register only names the mother of the child, the mother and her partner may apply to amend the Register to name the partner as a parent of the child.
(3) If the Register names the mother and father of the child, the Register must not be amended to name the partner as a parent of the child without a court order.
(4) An application under subsection (2) must be accompanied by a statutory declaration made by the woman's partner stating that she consented to the procedure that resulted in the pregnancy.
S. 17B inserted by No. 76/2008 s. 153.