Adoptive Leave Act 1995

Certificate of placement to be issued.

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13. (1) An adopting parent shall, if she so requests, be issued with a certificate (“the certificate of placement”) by—

( a) the health board which arranges the placing of the child with the adopting parent, or

( b) the F30 [ accredited body ] which arranges the placing of the child with the adopting parent.

(2) The certificate of placement referred to in subsection (1) shall be issued, no later than 7 days from the date of receipt of the request, by the health board or F30 [ accredited body ], as may be appropriate.

(3) The certificate of placement referred to in subsection (1) shall state the following—

( a) the date on which it is issued,

( b) the day of placement,

( c) the sex and date of birth of the child,

( d) the name and address of the adopting parent or parents,

and shall be signed by a person authorised to issue such a certificate on behalf of the issuing authority.

(4) The certificate of placement when being issued in accordance with subsection (1) (a) may be issued on behalf of the health board by its chief executive officer.

(5) In subsection (4)chief executive officer” includes a person acting as deputy chief executive officer in accordance with section 13 of the Health Act, 1970.

(6) Where the placing of the child with the adopting parent or parents was arranged otherwise than by a health board or F30 [ accredited body ] and an application for an adoption order has been received by F30 [ the Authority ] from an adopting parent or parents, F30 [ the Authority ] shall, on receipt of a request from an adopting parent for a certificate (“the certificate of placement”), issue the adopting parent with a certificate of placement.

(7) The certificate of placement referred to in subsection (6) shall be issued, no later than 7 days from the date of receipt of the request, by F30 [ the Authority ].

(8) The certificate of placement referred to in subsection (6) shall state the following—

( a) the date on which it is issued,

( b) the date of the application for an adoption order,

( c) the day of placement as stated in the application,

( d) the sex and date of birth of the child,

( e) the name and address of the adopting parent or parents,

and shall be signed by an officer of F30 [ the Authority ] authorised to issue such a certificate in that behalf.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F30

Substituted (1.11.2010) by Adoption Act 2010 (21/2010), s. 157(f), S.I. No. 511 of 2010.

Editorial Notes:

E20

Functions of health boards transferred to the Health Service Executive (1.01.2005) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 59, S.I. No. 887 of 2004.