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3 Application of Act to visiting forces etc.E+W+S

(1)In relation to the termination of a pregnancy in a case where the following conditions are satisfied, that is to say—

(a)the treatment for termination of the pregnancy was carried out in a hospital controlled by the proper authorities of a body to which this section applies; and

(b)the pregnant woman had at the time of the treatment a relevant association with that body; and

(c)the treatment was carried out by a registered medical practitioner or a person who at the time of the treatment was a member of that body appointed as a medical practitioner for that body by the proper authorities of that body,

this Act shall have effect as if any reference in section 1 to a registered medical practitioner and to a hospital vested in [F1the Secretary of State] included respectively a reference to such a person as is mentioned in paragraph (c) of this subsection and to a hospital controlled as aforesaid, and as if section 2 were omitted.

(2)The bodies to which this section applies are any force which is a visiting force within the meaning of any of the provisions of Part I of the M1Visiting Forces Act 1952 and any headquarters within the meaning of the Schedule to the M2International Headquarters and Defence Organisations Act 1964; and for the purposes of this section—

(a)a woman shall be treated as having a relevant association at any time with a body to which this section applies if at that time—

(i)in the case of such a force as aforesaid, she had a relevant association within the meaning of the said Part I with the force; and

(ii)in the case of such a headquarters as aforesaid, she was a member of the headquarters or a dependant within the meaning of the Schedule aforesaid of such a member; and

(b)any reference to a member of a body to which this section applies shall be construed—

(i)in the case of such a force as aforesaid, as a reference to a member of or of a civilian component of that force within the meaning of the said Part I; and

(ii)in the case of such a headquarters as aforesaid, as a reference to a member of that headquarters within the meaning of the Schedule aforesaid.

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