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COMBAT SPORTS ACT 2013 - SECT 61

Medical examinations directed by Authority

61 Medical examinations directed by Authority

(1) Direction to submit to medical examination by medical practitioner The Authority may, by notice in writing served on a combatant, direct the combatant to submit to a medical examination by a specified medical practitioner on or before a specified date.
(2) Direction to submit to examination or investigation by qualified person on recommendation of medical practitioner The Authority, on the recommendation of a medical practitioner, may, by notice in writing served on a combatant, direct the combatant to submit to an examination or investigation by a qualified person on or before a specified date to determine any particular matter or thing concerning the combatant's health or safety.
(3) One or more directions may be given A notice under this section may give directions in relation to one or more examinations or investigations by one or more medical practitioners or other qualified persons.
(4) Combatant to comply with direction A combatant who is given a notice under this section must not (except as may be permitted by the notice) engage in a combat sport contest or sparring unless the combatant has complied with the direction or directions given by the notice.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.
(5) Authority authorised to make request to medical practitioner The Authority may request a medical practitioner referred to in this section to exercise (in relation to the combatant) any of the following functions:
(a) the pre-contest medical examination functions,
(b) any other functions relating to the health or safety of the combatant that the Authority specifies in its request.
(6) Authority authorised to make request to qualified person The Authority may request a qualified person to conduct a specified examination or investigation of the combatant and to report to the Authority concerning any such examination or investigation.
(7) Meaning of qualified person A reference in this section to a
"qualified person" is a reference to a person who is suitably qualified, in the opinion of the Authority, to determine a particular matter or thing. A qualified person may but need not be a medical practitioner.



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