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MATERNITY BOARDING HOUSES 79

be satisfied that the house is suitable for the purpose for which it is registered, and that the applicant for registration is of good character and able to maintain, keep and properly lodge women or girls or infants. Registration may be cancelled upon proof of serious neglect, or of incapacity to provide women or girls or infants received in the house with proper food and attention, or where the premises have become unfit for the purpose for which they are registered. An accurate record must be kept of the persons entering the house and all children born or received therein, as well as of the disposition made of any infants who are taken away from the house by the mother or otherwise disposed of. The keeper of the house is bound to see that every birth is attended by a legally qualified medical practitioner, and that the birth is properly registered as provided by The Vital Statistics ~4ct.

Where a death occurs in a house the medical officer of health and coroner must be notified and an inquest must be held unless the proper certificate of death is given by a registered medical practitioner who has per-

6 L.O.


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