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22In section 2 of the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 (central authorities and accredited bodies)—
(a)subsection (2) is repealed;
(b)after subsection (2A) there is inserted—
“(2B)A registered adoption service is an accredited body for the purposes of the Convention if, in accordance with the conditions of its registration, the service may provide facilities in respect of Convention adoptions and adoptions effected by Convention adoption orders.”; and
(c)for subsection (6) there is substituted—
“(6)In this section in its application to Scotland, “registered adoption service” means an adoption service provided as mentioned in section 2(11)(b) of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 8) and registered under Part 1 of that Act; and “registration” shall be construed accordingly.”.
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