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Arrangements for Placement of Children (General) Regulations 1991

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7.—(1) A responsible authority shall, so far as reasonably practicablebefore a placement is made and if that is not reasonably practicable assoon as practicable after the placement is made—

(a)ensure that arrangements are made for the child to be examined by aregistered medical practitioner and

(b)require the practitioner who has carried out the examination to makea written assessment of the state of health of the child and his needfor health care

unless the child has been so examined and such assessment has been made within a period of three months immediately preceding the placementor the child is of sufficient understanding and he refuses to submit tothe examination.

(2) During the placement of the child the responsible authority shallensure that arrangements are made for a child to be provided with healthcare services, including medical and dental care and treatment.

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