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Friday, 4 October 1912

In Committee :

Clauses 1 to 4 agreed to.

Clause5 - (1.) A maternity allowance shall be payable in respect of each occasion on which a birth occurs, and the child is born alive, or is a viable child, but only one allowance shall be payable in cases where more than one child is born at one birth. (2.) Where the child is not born alive, or dies within twelve hours after birth, a medical certificate must be furnished certifying that the child was a viable child. (3.) Where the Commissioner is satisfied that no medical practitioner was available to attend the case, and he is satisfied by evidence that the child born was born alive, or. was a viable child, he may dispense with any medical certificates required by this section.

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