Adoption Act 2010

126.

Register of accredited bodies.

126.— (1) The Adoption Societies Register kept under section 35 of the Adoption Act 1952 by An Bord Uchtála is continued in being and, on and after the establishment day, is to be—

( a) known as the register of accredited bodies, and

( b) kept and maintained under this Act by the Authority.

(2) Entries in the register of accredited bodies shall be in the form and contain the particulars required under section 127 .

(3) The register of accredited bodies shall be made available for inspection by any person at all reasonable times.

(4) Every document purporting to be a copy of or extract from an entry in the register of accredited bodies and purporting to be certified by the chief executive officer to be a true copy of or extract from the register of accredited bodies shall—

( a) be received in evidence in any legal proceedings, and

( b) until the contrary is proved, be deemed to be a true copy of or extract from such entry, and to be evidence of such entry,

without proof of the signature of the chief executive officer.