(1) If a person has been detained under this Division, a police officer may:
(a) conduct an ordinary search of the person; or
(b) subject to this section, conduct a strip search of the person.
(2) An ordinary search of the person under this section must, if practicable, be conducted by a police officer of the same sex as the person being searched.
(3) A strip search may be conducted if:
(a) a police officer suspects on reasonable grounds that the person has a seizable item on his or her person; and
(b) the police officer suspects on reasonable grounds that it is necessary to conduct a strip search of the person in order to recover that item; and
(c) a prescribed authority has approved the conduct of the search.
(4) The prescribed authority's approval may be obtained by telephone, fax or other electronic means.
(5) A strip search may also be conducted if the person consents in writing.
(6) A medical practitioner may be present when a strip search is conducted, and he or she may assist in the search.
(7) If a prescribed authority gives or refuses to give an approval for the purposes of paragraph (3)(c), the prescribed authority must make a record of the decision and of the reasons for the decision.
(8) Such force as is necessary and reasonable in the circumstances may be used to conduct a strip search under subsection (1).
(9) Any item:
(a) of a kind mentioned in paragraph (3)(a); or
(b) that is relevant to collection of intelligence that is important in relation to a terrorism offence;
that is found during a search under this section may be seized.