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The Adoption Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2005

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Requirement to obtain information (including health information) about the child

15.—(1) The adoption agency must, so far as is reasonably practicable, obtain the information about the child which is specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1.

(2) Subject to paragraph (4), the adoption agency must —

(a)make arrangements for the child to be examined by a registered medical practitioner; and

(b)obtain from that practitioner a written report on the state of the child’s health which must include any treatment which the child is receiving, the child’s needs for health care and the matters specified in Part 2 of Schedule 1,

unless the agency has received advice from the medical adviser that such an examination and report is unnecessary.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), the adoption agency must make arrangements —

(a)for such other medical and psychiatric examinations of, and other tests on, the child to be carried out as are recommended by the agency’s medical adviser; and

(b)to obtain written reports of such examinations and tests.

(4) Paragraphs (2) and (3) do not apply if the child is of sufficient understanding to make an informed decision and refuses to submit to the examinations or other tests.

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