NATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Establishment of National Family Planning Board

   4   Functions of the Board

   5   Policy directions

   6   Funds and resources of the Board

   7   Accounts and audit

   8   Annual reports and estimates

   9   Exemption from import duties and stamp duty

   10   Appointment of chief executive officer, secretary and other servants and agents

   11   Regulations

      SCHEDULE

 

THE NATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING ACT

[Date of Commencement: 14th August, 1970]

Act 22 of 1970.

LN 149B/79.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the National Family Planning Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "Board" means the National Family Planning Board established under this Act;

   "chairman" means the chairman of the Board and includes any person appointed to act as chairman;

   "functions" includes powers and duties.

3   Establishment of National Family Planning Board

   (1) There shall be established for the purposes of this Act a body to be called the National Family Planning Board, which shall be a body corporate to which the provisions of section 28 of the Interpretation Act, shall apply.

   (2) The provisions of the Schedule shall have effect as to the constitution of the Board and otherwise in relation thereto.

4   Functions of the Board

   (1) The Board shall have power to prepare, carry out and promote the carrying out of family and population planning programmes in Jamaica and to act as the principal agency of Government for the allocation of financial assistance or grants to other bodies or persons engaged in the field of family and population planning in Jamaica.

   (2) Subject to the provisions of this Act the Board may, for the purpose of performing any of its functions under this Act, do anything and enter into any transaction which, in the opinion of the Board, is necessary to ensure the proper performance of its functions.

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