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The Review of Children’s Cases Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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6.  The responsible authority shall make arrangements for a child who continues to be looked after or provided with accommodation by it to be examined by a medical practitioner and for a written assessment on the state of health of the child and his need for health care to be made—

(a)at least once in every period of 6 months before the child’s fifth birthday; and

(b)at least once in every period of 12 months after the child’s fifth birthday,

unless the child is of sufficient understanding and he refuses to submit to the examination.

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