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Public Assistance Act, 1939

Preservation of liability to contribute to maintenance.

46.(1) The vesting of the rights and powers of the parents or a parent in respect of a child in a public assistance authority under or by virtue of this Act shall not relieve such parents or parent or any other person from any liability (whether imposed by this Act or otherwise by law) to defray all or any part of the maintenance of such child.

(2) Where the rights and powers of the parents or a parent in respect of a child are vested by or under this Act in a public assistance authority, the making by such parents or parent or any other person of a payment towards the maintenance of such child shall not operate to deprive such authority of any of such rights or powers or prejudice or affect the rights and powers of such authority in respect of such child.