Abortion Supervisory Committee,
Dear Ms Cole
Abortion Licence – Tauranga
Thank you for your letter of 23 May 2013 and enclosures. It is noted that the holder of the abortion licence for the Tauranga Family Planning clinic is Ms Jacki Edmund. Ms Edmund is the Chief Executive Officer for the New Zealand Family Planning Association and is stationed at its national office in Willis Street in Wellington.
The application for a licence was completed by Ms Edmund on 6th December 2012. Section 20, Applications for Licences, of the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977 [CS & A Act ] states [b] In the case of any other institution, the person for the time being in charge of the institution.
It is noted that it was Parliament’s intention in passing this legislation in 1977 to require the person holding the licence to be a fit and proper person to hold such a licence.