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80   LAWS OF ONTARIO

sonally attended or examined the person dying and there appears to the medical officer of health no ground for holding an inquest. Regular visitation and inspection are provided and no child under three years old may be given out for adoption without the consent of a children's aid society or of the Superintendent of Neglected and De-pendent Children. An important provision is a prohibitive clause against advertising on the part of the keeper of the house holding out inducements to parents to part with their offspring, and no child can be transferred by his parents or given out for adoption without the consent of a children's aid society or of the Superintendent of Neglected and Dependent Children.

Provision is made for preserving secrecy with regard to the particulars entered on the register, except upon a judicial inquiry or coroner's inquest. The Act goes on to provide that the managers of every maternity hospital, infants' home or other refuge for women and girls shall ascertain and record the antecedents of women and girls coming under their care, and shall furnish to the


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