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44A .         Interstate arrangements for guardianship orders

        (1)         If the Minister is satisfied that the laws of another State or Territory relating to the guardianship of adults correspond sufficiently with this Act the Minister may enter into an arrangement with the relevant Minister in that State or Territory for the recognition of guardianship orders made under the laws of that State or Territory in respect of persons who —

            (a)         enter this State from that State or Territory; or

            (b)         enter that State or Territory from this State.

        (2)         The Minister is to cause any such arrangement to be published in the Gazette .

        (3)         Where an interstate arrangement is in effect under subsection (1) a guardianship order in force under the laws of the other State or Territory has, while the person to whom it relates is in this State, the same force and effect according to its terms as a guardianship order made under this Act.

        (4)         If an interstate arrangement under subsection (1) ceases to operate the Minister is to cause notice of that cessation to be published in the Gazette , but for the purposes of subsection (3) the arrangement is to be deemed to continue in effect until that notice is so published.

        [Section 44A inserted: No. 7 of 1996 s. 19.]

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