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Requiring body samples for diagnosis

             (1)  This section applies if an individual has undergone an examination under section 90.

             (2)  The individual may be required by a human biosecurity control order to provide, at a specified medical facility, specified body samples for the purpose of determining the presence in the individual of:

                     (a)  the listed human disease specified in the order; and

                     (b)  any other listed human disease.

Note:          For the manner in which this biosecurity measure must be carried out, see section 94.

Requirements for samples

             (3)  The regulations must prescribe requirements for taking, storing, transporting, labelling and using body samples provided under subsection (2).

Note:          The regulations may prescribe offences and civil penalties in relation to a failure to comply with a prescribed requirement (see subsection 645(2)).

Giving samples to the World Health Organization

             (4)  The Health Minister may, at the request of the World Health Organization, give all or part of a sample provided under subsection (2) to the Organization for the purposes of detecting, assessing or responding to a listed human disease.

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