BILL NO. 99
1st Session, 59th General Assembly
53 Elizabeth II, 2004
Vital Statistics Act
CHAPTER 48 OF THE ACTS OF 2004
The Honourable Barry Barnet
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
First Reading: September 24, 2004 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)
Second Reading: September 27, 2004
Third Reading: October 14, 2004
Royal Assent: October 18, 2004
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Clauses 4(2)(a) to (c) of Chapter 494 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Vital Statistics Act, are repealed and the following clauses substituted:
(a) if the parents of the child are
(ii) not married to each other but have filed a statutory declaration in accordance with subsection (5) or (7) or have filed a declaratory order made under Section 11A,
(b) if the parents of the child are not married to each other and the father of the child is
(ii) not acknowledged by the mother in accordance with subsections (5) or (7) or identified in a declaratory order made under Section 11A, or
(iii) not known to the mother,
the mother of the child;
(c) if the persons referred to in clauses (a) or (b) are incapable, the person who stands in the place of the parents of the child;
2 Chapter 494 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 11 the following Sections:
11B (1) Where an application has been made for an order with respect to the paternity of a child, the court may order genetic testing by a duly qualified medical practitioner or other person designated in the order to determine the biological father of the child.
11C Notwithstanding any proof of the paternity of a child, the court may decline to make an order pursuant to subsection (2) or (3) of Section 11A where the court considers it in the best interest of the child.
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