Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971

Definitions - In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, -

(a)“guardian” means a person having the care of the person of a minor or a lunatic;

(b)“lunatic” has the meaning assigned to it in section 3 of the Indian Lunatic Act, 1912 ( 4 of 1912);

(c)“minor” means a person who, under the provisions of the Indian Majority Act, 1875 ( 9 of 1875), is to be deemed not to have attained his majority;

(d)“registered medical practitioner” means a medical practitioner who possesses any recognized medical qualification as defined in clause (h) of section 2 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, (102 of 1956), whose name has been entered in a State Medical Register and who has such experience or training in gynaecology and obstetrics as may be prescribed by rules made under this Act.


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