Medical practitioners

Other than in circumstances where a termination is necessary to preserve the life of the woman, a termination of pregnancy must be performed by a suitably qualified medical practitioner. If the medical practitioner is not registered to practice as an obstetrician or gynaecologist, they will need to undergo a credentialing process to be confirmed as having obtained qualifications in the provision of advice, performance of procedures and giving treatment in the area of fertility control before performing or directing the performance of any termination of pregnancy procedures in the Northern Territory.

  1. This information is available as a factsheet
  2. A credentialing form has been developed to assist medical practitioners and their organisations to meet the credentialing requirements
  3. For more information, see the Northern Territory Clinical Guidelines for Termination of Pregnancy

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Last updated: 29 June 2017